Rebels benefited from look at Limerick - McSweeney

June 04, 2019

Cork's Eoghan McSweeney takes off against Limerick in the McGrath Cup semi-final at Rathkeale

Eoghan McSweeney says Cork learned a lot about Limerick from the Treaty County’s surprise Munster SFC victory over Tipperary.

The Shannonsiders provided unlikely opposition to the Rebels in Saturday night’s one-sided provincial semi-final at Pairc Ui Rinn, where debutant McSweeney impressed as Ronan McCarthy’s charges roared over the winning line to secure a date with Kerry in the final:  

“Tipperary hadn’t seen anything of Limerick, whereas we had. We knew what they would bring to the table, we had seen them and reviewed them,” McSweeney told The Irish Examiner

“If we hadn’t, then we might have got caught. In fairness to the lads, we prepared for them like any other team. The key thing was not to give them any momentum. For the first 10 or 15 minutes, we targeted, not to necessarily get the game done, but to get on top. It couldn’t have gone better that way.”

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