Sexton strike key as Clare down Limerick for Munster SFC final date with Kerry

April 22, 2023

Clare's Pádraic Collins is tackled by Brian Donovan of Limerick ©INPHO/Ben Brady

Clare will take on Kerry in next month’s Munster senior football championship final after edging out neighbours Limerick by 1-16 to 0-16.

After all was said and done at the TUS Gaelic Grounds, it was Keelan Sexton’s second minute goal that proved the ultimate difference for the Banner men in advancing to their first provincial SFC decider in 11 years.

Sexton’s strike got the visitors off to the perfect start and would be backed up by Jamie Malone’s point before Cathal Downes and James Naughton (free) got the Treaty men up and running.

The sides went point for point for the majority of the half after that and Sexton’s white flag left it at 1-7 to 0-7 at the halfway stage.

Limerick would hit the front midway through the second-half after Naughton (free) and Barry Coleman had their points followed up by a brace from Hugh Bourke.

Sexton levelled proceedings and Cillian Fahy gave the Shannonsiders back the lead ahead of Sexton and Emmet McMahon firing Colm Collins’ men back in front.

It made for an exciting finish to what had been a gripping provincial semi-final and, down the home stretch, Daniel Walsh, McMahon and Cillian Rouine came up with the points which saw Clare through to their final date with the Kingdom on May 7th.

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