Jackie Tyrrell: Cork must stifle Cian Lynch but Limerick should have too much

Treaty men have class everywhere you look while final experience is all new for Rebels

Limerick’s Cian Lynch celebrates winning the Munster title. He will likely cause Cork a lot of bother on Sunday. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Limerick’s Cian Lynch celebrates winning the Munster title. He will likely cause Cork a lot of bother on Sunday. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

In one key respect, Limerick go into this All-Ireland final with an advantage. They have been here before. They know the terrain and they know how to navigate their way through it. Cork haven’t been in an All-Ireland final in eight years. They can tell themselves they’re getting ready for just another game but they won’t be able to avoid the fact that this is different.

All-Ireland final week is like no other week in your life. There is nothing normal about it. All you want is for it to be 3.30pm on Sunday afternoon. You want nothing to change between now and then. You want every minute of every day to be exactly the same. But that’s not how life works. It’s impossible.

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