Jackie Tyrrell: Limerick should revel in the glory of the ultimate performance

The hurling landscape looks very daunting for challenging counties in the next few years

This All-Ireland was the one that people will be talking about for decades to come. Whatever else they go on to do, nobody will forget the 2021 Limerick team. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This All-Ireland was the one that people will be talking about for decades to come. Whatever else they go on to do, nobody will forget the 2021 Limerick team. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The aftermath of any All-Ireland win is a really special time. All the nerves are gone, all the planning is over, all the dietary requirements are out the window at last. All that’s left is pure joy and satisfaction. We did it, lads. We did it.

But even by those standards, the Limerick lads this week have had the chance to bask in a feeling that very few teams ever experience. It’s not just that they did it. It’s that they did it in a way that left everyone else in smithereens. They didn’t just win an All-Ireland. They blew the rest of hurling away.

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