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Cian Lynch, one of the 12 selected Limerick All Stars this year, celebrates at the final whistle following the county’s comprehensive victory over Cork in the All-Ireland final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Much of the fallout from the PwC hurling All Stars has focused on All-Ireland finalists Cork receiving none rather than champions Limerick taking 12, (...)

Gearóid Hegarty and Seán Finn are among 12 Limerick players to win All Stars this year. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Limerick hurlers have made history by smashing the previous record number of All Stars in a given year. Having already established a new mark for the (...)

  Eoin Murphy: ‘Are you going to punish Limerick simply because they’re so far ahead of the pack at this stage?’ Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Kilkenny’s Eoin Murphy is the most decorated goalkeeper in modern hurling. Despite this, he has always played outfield for his club Glenmore and also (...)

Caroline Currid celebrates with the Liam MacCarthy cup after Limerick’s All-Ireland final victory over Cork at  Croke Park. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Limerick’s extraordinary hurling success has clearly caught the attention of the Irish provinces and now two of the backroom team which contributed to(...)

Limerick celebrate at Croke Park.  Three All-Ireland wins in four years   have happened so quickly that it must bewilder the formerly long-suffering hurling community in the county.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ka-boom! That happened quickly. Limerick’s relentless transition took them quickly from what we might call the Breakthrough Period to the Dominant Per(...)

Limerick captain  Declan Hannon celebrates with the Liam MacCarthy Cup at Croke Park. “I’m delighted for him because things weren’t always easy for him,” says Cregan. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ten years ago it started, says Eamonn Cregan. “It was Shane Fitzgibbon’s idea. ‘Lifting the Treaty’ was intended to improve young players in an acade(...)

Limerick manager John Kiely celebrates with the Liam MacCarthy Cup at Croke Park on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

On the whistle John Kiely reached out for the hand of Kieran Kingston and held it firmly for several seconds. Kind words were said when in truth no wo(...)

Limerick players Peter Casey, Darragh O’Donovan, Graeme Mulcahy and Séamus Flanagan celebrate at the final whistle of the 2018 All-Ireland semi-final win over Cork. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

When Limerick first rose, Cork were in charge of Munster. Back-to-back titles in 2017 and ’18 went hand-in-hand with a good record against John Kiely’(...)

Limerick captain  Declan Hannon  in action against Waterford’s Dessie Hutchinson during the All-Ireland hurling semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

What a difference a year makes. On a balmy day, Declan Hannon sat in the fancy-cushioned seats in the Gaelic Grounds and thought about the prelude to (...)

Stephen O’Byrnes (right) with  Eamonn Rea (left), a member of Limerick’s 1973 All-Ireland winning team, and current goalkeeper  Nicky Quaid in Citywest Hotel in 2018 after Limerick’s All-Ireland win.

Last Wednesday’s episode of Reeling in the Years on RTÉ One featured the year 1994. The brief hurling segment about the All-Ireland final between Lime(...)

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