All the action as it unfolded on the clock in Thurles as Cody’s storm troopers booked place in 16th consecutive All-Ireland semi-final

1st min - Sean Tobin fouled. Shane Dowling converted the free shooting into the country end.

1st min - Sean Tobin fouled. Shane Dowling converted the free shooting into the country end.

4th min - Henry Shefflin pointed after receiving a quick ball from defence by Michael Rice.

7th min - Noall Moran blocked down a defender before shooting a very good point (0-2 each).

12th min - Seanie Tobin dug out messy ball in the left corner and sent David Breen racing towards goal. The ’keeper advanced smartly, but Tobin finished well to the net.

13th min - Richie Power, after two earlier misses from frees, converted a 65.

15th min - Shane Dowling provided the pass for Paudie O’Brien to shoot a point.

16th min - Henry Shefflin scored his first goal at the end of a fast, direct move. Michael Fennelly delivered the ball in from way out-field. Eoin Larkin broke the ball in a tussle with ’keeper, Nickie Quaid. Shefflin swept up the loose ball and planted it in the empty net (1-3 each).

17th min - Shane Dowling shot a very good point, almost over his head, from a bad angle.

18th min - Graeme Mulcahy attacked his man on the right, and when he released the ball to Shane Dowling the latter’s fierce drive was turned over the bal by ’keeper, David Herity.

19th min - Colin Fennelly did well to win a Kilkenny puck-out. He travelled route one towards goal and got the ball to Shefflin, who finished to the net from a very tight angle on the left (2-3 to 1-5).

22nd min - Richie Power raced through the heart of the Limerick defence before being fouled. Shefflin tapped over the free.

24th min - Shane Dowling picked off a point from a free 20-metres on the left.

28th min - Graeme Mulcahy pointed after claiming possession from a Wayne McNamara clearance from defence.

32nd min - Tommy Walsh gathered a ball so close to the ground near midfield that he must have picked up dirt in his nails, and after a determined drive foward he shot a point.

33rd min - Michael Fennelly knocked an opponent off the ball. Richie Hogan claimed possession and hit the target from near midfield.

34th min - A foul on Shane Dowling on the left on the 20-metre line earned a point from a free for Shane Dowling.

36th min - Kilkenny were penalised for an incorrect puck-out, apparently. When play resumed with a throw-in on the 20-metre line Declan Hannon claimed possession before shooting a point. Although Herity appeared to save the timidly struck effort with his hurler above cross-bar height, the umpire went straight for the flag.

36.30 min - Michael Fennelly scored a point.

Half-time: Kilkenny 2-7; Limerick 1-9.

38th min - Colin Fennelly won possession from a defender before setting up Eoin Larkin for a point.

40th min - David Breen pointed after great approach work by Declan Hannon.

41st min - Sean Tobin received an aimed pass from Wayne McNamara before shooting a point.

42nd min - Aidan Fogarty opened his account with a point, having had space created by an angled delivery of the ball from T.J. Reid.

46th min - Jackie Tyrrell aimed a free out of defence at Colin Fennelly in space; the latter finishing the move by shooting a point.

49th min - Michael Fennelly ploughed into a Limerick defender in possession and forced him to hold on to the ball too long. The free was tipped over by Shefflin (2-11 to 1-11).

50th min - A foul on T.J. Reid, after being squeezed through a gap in the Limerick defence by a neat hand-pass from Colin Fennelly, earned a point via a free for Henry Shefflin.

51st min - Michael Rice and T.J. Reid combined to create a point scoring opening for Aidan Fogarty.

54th min - Aidan Fogarty scored a goal. Michael Fennelly stopped a Limerick advance out of defence at midfield. His quick delivery found Fogarty all alone to the right of the target. The Emeralds man took aim and blasted to the net from 18 metres (3-13 to 1-11).

54.30 min - Kilkenny moved the ball at speed out of defence. T.J. Reid and Eoin Larkin worked the ball forward and created the opening for Colin Fennelly to shoot a goal.

56th min - Declan Hannon brought a 14 minute barren spell for Limerick to a close when he scored a point.

59th min - Limerick’s Kevin Downey scored a point from 55 metres.

60th min - Decaln Hannon point a free.

64th min - Tommy Quaid rode a heavy tackle by a Kilkenny defender before shooting a good point from 45 metres almost on the left sideline.

65th min - Colin Fennelly drilled over a Kilkenny point.

67th min - Henry Shefflin point a free from 50 metres, almost on the left sideline.

72nd min - Colin Fennelly was dragged to the ground. Henry Shefflin pointed the free.

Full-time: Kilkenny 4-16; Limerick 1-16