Limerick secretary Jimmy Hartigan, who complimented Waterford on their win, said it had proven extremely costly for his county board.
“Had Clare won we would have hosted the semi-final against Tipperary and that would have been worth around €80,000 to us in ground rent. It’s money we cannot afford to lose.”
With a capacity crowd expected for a Clare/Tipp semi-final, between ground rent and sale of match programmes, the Limerick board could have accrued anything up to €100,000 Limerick’s loss is Cork’s gain.
Waterford will play Tipperary in the semi-final in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on June 6 in front of a sellout crowd.
This game will be a repeat of the 2002 Munster final which the Decies won comfortably.