All-Ireland Senior Hurling Qualifiers Round 3

Cork vs. Dublin – The meet for the second time in a year in the qualifiers. Cork won by 3-20 to 0-15 in Parnell Park last year on a day when Kieran Murphy (Erin’s Own) scored 2-2, Joe Deane 0-6 and Pa Cronin 1-2 for the winners. Dublin have three games behind them in this year’s championship, beating Westmeath, drawing and losing to Wexford. Cork lost to Tipperary in the Munster semi-final. Next Saturday’s winners will play Galway or Waterford in Round 4 of the qualifiers.

CORK (SHC v Dublin): D Og Cusack; S O’Neill, D O’Sullivan, B Murphy; E Cadogan, J Gardiner (capt), K McGann; T Kenny, J O’Connor; B O’Connor, N McCarthy, T McCarthy; C Naughton, N Ronan, J Deane.
Substitutes: A Nash, S Murphy, J O’Callaghan, K Hartnett, R Curran, K Murphy, P Cronin, K Canty, B Corry, M Coleman, P O’Sullivan, K Murphy, P Horgan, S Og O hAilpin.

Limerick vs. Offaly – This will be only their fourth ever championship clash. They last met in 2006 when Limerick won a qualifier tie by ten points (2-29 to 2-19). They also met in the 2003 qualifiers with Offaly winning by 1-18 to 0-14. The most famous clash between the counties was in the 1994 All-Ireland final when an Offaly team that included current manager, Joe Dooley staged a great recovery to beat Limerick. They out-scored Limerick by 2-5 to 0-0 in the final five minutes to win by 3-16 to 2-13.

LIMERICK (SH v Offaly): B Murray; D Reale, S Lucey, S Hickey; M O’Riordan, B Geary, M Foley (capt); D O’Grady, W McNamara; M O’Brien, O Moran, N Moran; A O’Shaughnessy, S O’Connor, D Ryan