Will fight it out with Mark McNulty for save of the match, when he did well to scramble away Danny Morrissey’s goalbound effort from 25 yards. Looked solid throughout.
Excellent and assured performance at the back, Limerick looked more secure with him at the back and took Limerick’s second goal with untypical aplomb for a defender.
Looked out of sorts with a couple of mistimed tackles, when there was plenty of time to do better. Improved in the second half.
Was unlucky to see his effort ruled out for Craig Curran's handball in the 37th minute, but a solid and assured performance in midfield helped Limerick to their first home win in six games.
Seemed to dwell on the ball a little too much in the first half. Set up Craig Curran well on a couple of occasions, but gave Limerick a useful attacking outlet down the left.
Assured display in midfield from the captain gave Limerick the platform for this win. Played a central role in their crucial second goal.
The Congolese international struggled to impose himself but was involved in a lot of Limerick’s best attacking moves. Grew into the game and made some great runs to put pressure on the Cork defence, particularly in the second half.
A quietly solid performance from the central midfielder, struggled against Cork's attack in the first half but grew into the game much more in the second half.
Drifted in and out of the game but held his own in the second half and protected the back four well.
Showed a lot of pace and inventiveness to worry the Cork back four. Was desperately unlucky to not open Limerick’s account when McNulty produced his wonder save to deny him in the first half, but his sublime 35 yard strike to finally beat the Cork keeper is surely one to savour on MNS.
A Jekyll & Hyde performance. Looked isolated at times upfront in the first half, but a big improvement in the second half and was instrumental in setting up Curran’s wonder strike to open the scoring.
Pulled off one of the saves of the season from Craig Curran and carried on from his fine performance against Shamrock Rovers last week. Can't really be faulted for either goal and kept Cork in it at times in the second half.
Solid enough game, will look back upon the first half with some satisfaction. Like the other Cork defenders, was at sea a little in the second half in the face of greater tempo from Limerick.
A decent first half saw him help the Cork midfield more than hold their own, but drifted out of the game a little in the second half as Limerick seized the initiative in the middle of the park.
Had some decent touches and set up Cork's front men for some half chances in the first half. Struggled to get the better of Shaun Kelly and was not as influential in the second half.
Struggled to cope with the pace of Craig Curran, a solid display in the first half but struggled to match the tempo of the game in the second.
Was a little anonymous upfront in the first half, struggled with the lack of supply from his midfielders in the second half particularly.
Marshalled the back four well in the first half but was off the pace somewhat in the second half as gaps appeared in the Cork defence.
Went about his business competently enough in the first half, struggled to match the pace of Limerick's midfielders in the second half as they lifted the tempo after their opening goal.
Spoiled an otherwise good spirited local derby with a moment of red card madness involving Shaun Kelly. Otherwise a solid enough game.
Looked sharp during Cork’s counter attacking moves particularly in the first half and looked inventive in the final third. Asked a few questions of the Limerick defence and set up Danny Morrison to ensure the game had a nervy finish for the home supporters.
Was at the heart of many of Cork's attacking moves and took his side's consolation goal well.