Kilmallock 3-22 (Limerick) Sarsfields 3-20 (Cork) AET
Kilmallock and Sarsfields combined to produce a pulsating Muster Club SHC semi-final that thrilled the large crowd at Fitzgerald Park, with two late points sealing a two point win for the Limerick champions after extra-time.
It was Sarsfields, playing against the wind in the opening half, who played the better hurling and two goals in the space of 40 seconds from Eoin Quigley and Michael Cussen gave the visitors the advantage.
But points from Robbie Egan and Eoin Ryan meant they held just a one-point lead at half time.
Ger O'Loughlin's Kilmallock team improved hugely on the resumption and goals from Kieran Kennelly and Paddy O'Loughlin left them poised for a place in the final.
But a Kieran Murphy goal gave the Cork men hope and a late levelling free from Cian McCarthy sent the tie to extra-time.
The game was still level at the break in extra-time and with the added period almost up, it was still deadlocked at 3-20 each.
Late points in quick succession from Paddy O'Loughlin and team captain Graeme Mulcahy brought the home crowd to life and saw Kilmallock qualify for the final in two weeks' time.