This group of Limerick players have created their own piece of history.

That's three titles in four years, but more importantly they're the first Limerick team to win back-to-back All-Ireland titles.

Where will it end? That's for another day.


Nickie Quaid 7

Could do little about Cork's goal. Distribution was good throughout and made a great save late on to prevent any form of momentum building for Cork.

Seán Finn 7

Particularly commanding in the first half when the game was still in the melting pot. Other than for Cork's goal where Kingston beat him for pace around the outside.

Dan Morrissey 7

Solid under the high ball all afternoon. A superb take in the 28th minute as Limerick began to really turn the screw.

Barry Nash 7

Part of a full-back line that gave very little away. Also managed a score from play on the stroke of half time.

Diarmaid Byrnes 7

Nabbed a score from his own half just before the break and also scored a free in the second half.

Declan Hannon 8

A towering performance from half-back and he managed to score a couple of points from play, including one from inside his own half.

Certainly did enough to earn his standing ovation as he came off late on.

Becomes just the second player to lift the Liam MacCarthy Cup for a third time as captain.

Hannon matched Christy Ring's achievement

Kyle Hayes 7

An early hook saw him win the ball and set up Hannon for a score.

Regularly pushed forward to assist in Limerick attacks.

William O'Donohue 7

A strong performance in the middle of the park where Limerick were very much on top.

Booked late on for getting involved as tension spilled over under the Hogan Stand.

Darragh O'Donovan 7

Had a score from out left in the first half as Limerick dominated around the middle third.

Gearóid Hegarty 8

Set Limerick on their way with a brilliantly taken opening goal. Nearly put the game to bed with his second of the day - Limerick's third - as he jinked and buried it to the net, leaving Patrick Collins rooted to the spot.

Some of the point taking was nearly nonchalant as split the posts with what appeared to be the minimum of effort.

Was called ashore early to a great reception from Limerick supporters.

Hegarty hit two first-half goals for Limerick

Cian Lynch 9

One of the all-time great All-Ireland final performances as he managed six points from play.

The signs were there when he opened Limerick's account inside 15 seconds. His run and pass set up their first goal.

His point on 42 minutes needed some outrageously quick hands.

Was booked late on for a bit of a wrestling move as he threw Tim O'Mahony over his shoulder after some off the ball stuff.

Tom Morrissey 7

Contributed scores throughout the afternoon as Limerick's half-forward line dominated against their Cork counterparts.

Saw a goal-bound effort saved by Collins in the second half.

Aaron Gillane 8

Took his goal very well in the first half under little pressure.

In an exceptional first-half for the Treaty City men, he had their first point from a free in the 26th minute, while also scoring their last of the contest in the fourth minute of added time.

Ended the day with 1-03 from play

Séamus Flanagan 7

Quiet from a scoring point of view by the standards of the other forwards on an exceptional afternoon for Limerick. But what he lacked in scores he made up for with some good inter-linking of the play and massive work-rate.

Had his first point of the afternoon in the eighth minute but hit a poor wide in acres of space on 23 minutes.

Peter Casey 8

Was heading for a man of the match performance, according to RTÉ TV commentator Michael Duignan, before injury forced him off.

Had the first Limerick score after Cork's goal, and also split the posts after Limerick's second goal to push home their advantage.

Pick of his points was from out under the Hogan Stand on 11 minutes and he ended his performance with five points from play.

Casey was in fine form before injury cut his afternoon short


Graeme Mulcahy 7

Got onto the field early after the Casey injury, and had his first point early in the second half.

Was booked after getting involved in a bit of a shemozzle with a quarter of an hour to go and appeared to snap an opponent's hurl.

David Reidy 6

Came on for the last 10 minutes and managed a score.

Colin Coughlan N/A

Not on the field long enough to make an impact.

Barry Murphy N/A

Not on the field long enough to make an impact.

Pat Ryan 6

Was on the pitch for all of five minutes but still managed to score a point.


Patrick Collins 5

A tough day at the office for the Cork goalkeeper. He could do little very little for the Limerick goals.

Came out the field early in the second half but his attempted short clearance led to a score for Cian Lynch.

Moments later he made a great save to deny Tom Morrissey a goal.

Niall O'Leary 5

A long day for O'Leary even though he only lasted 47 minutes as Limerick put the Cork full-back line under huge pressure.

Robert Downey 4

Will be disappointed with his afternoon's work. Alongside Seán O'Donoghue he got his wires crossed for Limerick's second goal, leaving Gillane with acres of space to pick his spot.

Then stood off as Hegarty approached for Limerick's third goal and allowed the Naomh Pádraig man the space he needed to shoot and score.

Seán O'Donoghue 5

A lovely take and lay off to Harnedy for a Cork point on 20 minutes.

Was caught slightly in no man's land - alongside Downey - for Limerick's second goal.

Tim O'Mahony 5

Stole a brilliant puckout against Quaid in the first half.

Will rightly feel aggrieved to have been booked for some off the ball stuff with Lynch in the second half. He might have started it, but he was then flipped over the Limerick man's shoulder.

Mark Coleman 5

Tried to keep Lynch quiet but the Limerick man was awarded the man of the match, which tells a tale.

Managed a point from a free in the second half.

Eoin Cadogan 5

11 years after winning an All-Ireland with the Cork footballers, it wasn't to be the fairytale ending for the Douglas man.

Like all of Cork's back six, was under pressure for long stretches of the afternoon.

Brothers Eoin, left, and Alan Cadogan

Darragh Fitzgibbon 5

Like many on the Cork side this wasn't his afternoon as Limerick dominated around the middle third.

Luke Meade 5

A misplaced pass gave Limerick the possession that eventually ended up with their opening goal.

Had a score from play around the half-hour mark.

Conor Cahalane 4

A tough first-half when Limerick were at their most dominant. Didn't re-emerge after the break.

Seamus Harnedy 6

One of just two players to hit more than one point, he worked hard all afternoon.

Had Cork's first point after Limerick's second goal as he tried to inspire those around him on a tough afternoon.

Robbie O'Flynn 6

Worked hard in the first half, setting up points for O'Connor and Horgan.

Was injured and taken off with 15 minutes to go.

Jack O'Connor 5

Got on the scoresheet in the first half but struggled to impose himself on the game and was taken off early in the second half.

Patrick Horgan 6

Battled throughout and was one of just two Cork players to score more than once from play.

Had the Rebels' first score of the game from a free, while his scores from play came at time when Limerick were imposing their will on the game in that opening 35 minutes.

The pick of his scores came just before the break. After mis-controlling the sliotar he composed himself and smashed it over from out left.

A second-half goal attempt from all of 25 yards summed up Cork's afternoon.

Horgan finished as Cork's top scorer

Shane Kingston 5

A superb solo goal early in the game would prove to be his only score as the Limerick full-back line began to dominate.


Damien Cahalane 5

Replaced his brother at half-time but struggled to make his mark as Limerick continued to push home their superiority.

Seán O’Leary-Hayes 5

Did brilliantly to get over and cover against potential Limerick goal chance in 48th minute

Alan Cadogan 5

Saw the last 23 minutes of action and managed a fine point from out right shortly after his introduction.

Shane Barrett 5

Managed a score after being introduced as a second-half substitute.

Niall Cashman 5

Saw about 20 minutes of action as a second-half replacement.

Declan Dalton 5

Came on for the injured O'Flynn with 15 minutes to go.