Clare 5-17 Kilkenny 1-1
Clare led 3-6 to 0-1 at the break with O’Connor and Shane Brennan both netting.
The visitors pulled one back through substitute Michael Duggan early in the second period, but Clare dominated throughout and goals by
Alan Clohessy and Shane Brennan in the 62nd minute sealed a facile victory.
Scorers for Clare: A Clohessy (1-7, 6f), C O’Connor (2-2), S Brennan (2-0),D O’Brien (0-3), John Hayes (0-2), G Brennan, E Lyons (f), M O’Regan (0-1) each.
Scorers for Kilkenny: M Duggan (1-0), G Lawlor (0-1, 1f).
CLARE: Joe Hayes; N White, L Healy, M McMahon; K Hartnett, S McNeilis, John Hayes; G Brennan, T Ryan; S Brennan, M Foran, N Browne; E Lyons, C O’Connor, A Clohessy.
Subs: M O’Regan for White inj. (19), D O’Brien for Foran (ht), A Cahill for Browne (ht), D O’Connor for Lyons (55), C Ryan for Clohessy (63).
KILKENNY: JJ O’Sullivan; D Grennan, R O’Hara, J Sheehan; J Mackey, M Malone, J Cullinane; E Vereker, C Foran; T Kehoe, D Garvey, P Raftice; D Prendergast, G Lawlor, S Mooney.
Subs: M Duggan for Malone (ht), J Culleton for Lawlor (46), M Saunders for Prendergast (57), S Connelly for Garvey (60).
Referee: R Moloney (Limerick)