Limerick 1-25 Waterford 0-17
Limerick are through to another All-Ireland hurling final after a comprehensive victory over Waterford at Croke Park.
However, Limerick will likely be without Peter Casey when they face Cork or Kilkenny in the final.
The Na Piarsaigh man was shown a red card on the hour mark for what referee John Keenan appeared to signal was a headbutt. Keenan made the decision after consulting with the umpires.
Aaron Gillane scores an unstoppable GOAL for @LimerickCLG v @WaterfordGAA in the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final #GAANOW pic.twitter.com/nefOpfL4rG
— The GAA (@officialgaa) August 7, 2021
Limerick led by 10 points eight minutes into the second half but Waterford reeled over four points without reply.
The momentum seemed with Waterford going into the second water break only for Gearóid Hegarty to advance forward in the 55th minute and tee up Aaron Gillane to blast the ball to the net.
Leading 1-20 to 0-14 at that interlude, the contest was over.
Limerick are through to their third All-Ireland final in four years after an 11-point victory that turned out to be exactly as comfortable as it sounds.