In my opinion I would have left him on the field as he was playing very well. I believe it completely unsettled the Cork defence when he was not there in the second half.
It was very visible that some of the Cork players were tiring - especially some of their big players. But the one big player that wasn’t fading was, the brilliant Patrick Horgan.
Surely he must be a shoo-in for an All-Star, even at this early stage of the year!
Along with Flanagan and Tom Morrissey, Cork found it very hard to cope with these players. Cork going back to old failings in their defence... overplaying the ball. In my estimation Limerick got eight points from mistakes.
And coming back to my early thoughts on goals.... we were lucky to see one from Horgan, set up by Seamus Harnedy, who struggled during this game. The only other real goal chance in the game was a terrible miss by Pat Ryan of Limerick. You didn’t have to be a Ray Cummins or a Nicky English to score that one!