The number that were awarded and as a result the amount of scores that were registered from the placed ball was a frustration.
Referee Sean Cleere from Kilkenny saw fit to award a vast number of frees. Some of them appeared to be questionable and there a lot of annoyance at the continuous use of the whistle over the 70 minutes.
An over-reliance again on Patrick Horgan to post Cork scores.
For the second week in a row the Glen Rovers man did the bulk of the scoring, ending the day with 17 points after he had scored 2-8 last weekend against Westmeath.
Going forward there will have to be a greater spread of scorers because here only five Cork players got on the scoresheet as against 11 for Limerick.
3. LIMERICK'S PANEL:
Limerick were able to bring in the likes of Graeme Mulcahy, David Reidy, Barry Nash and Tom Morrissey from the bench which illustrated that at this point in time they have depth of resources that others might not have.