Clare will play Cork in the 2018 Munster hurling final in two weeks time. The Banner were impressive 26 points to 15 point winners against neighbours Limerick, to make it three wins from their four group games.
Both sides were reduced to 14 players just before the break. Tom Condon saw red for Limerick after he struck Clare forward David Reidy. Reidy was also sent from the field, after an incident with Limerick’s Diarmuid Byrnes.
Defending champions Cork ensured it would be a repeat of last year’s decider, with a 1-23 to 1-20 win against already eliminated Waterford. John Meyler’s side recovered from a disappointing first half to rally after the break, with Shane Kingston’s goal 10 minutes from time giving them the lead, closing out the win in injury time.
Limerick advance to the preliminary quarter final, where they will take on either Westmeath or Carlow, who meet in the Joe McDonagh Cup final.
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