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’s Gearóid Hegarty celebrates scoring his side’s third goal during the victory over Cork in the All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

LIMERICK 3-32 CORK 1-22 In 2018 Limerick hurlers fulfilled the dreams of their put-upon followers by bringing back the All-Ireland for the first time(...)

 Limerick’s Gearóid Hegarty celebrates after the final victory over Cork. “There’s no selfishness on our team. The man in the best position gets the ball 99 times out of 100. That’s the way it has to be.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

At the end of the first quarter, Cork were bent double, like a boxer whose opponent had spent the last round working the kidneys. They had responded (...)

Limerick’s Kyle Hayes, Seán Finn and Richie English celebrates winning a free against Darragh Fitzgibbon of Cork during the Munster semi-final at Semple Stadium in July. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

All-Ireland senior hurling final: Limerick v Cork, Croke Park, Sunday, 3.30 – Live on RTÉ 2 and Sky Sports Arena. The power of tradition: for all tha(...)

Limerick 2021: Before the semi-final against Waterford. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne. All other photographs by Inpho team

1 Nickie Quaid Nickie Quaid Club: Effin. Age: 32. Occupation: Teacher. Debut: 2010 v Cork A model of consistency and one of the best(...)

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(...)

Limerick’s Barry Nash and Shane Kingston of Cork, two players more than comfortable with the new demands of modern hurling. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The recent retirements of Joe Canning and Brendan Maher as well as Cork’s eclipse of Kilkenny last weekend have signalled the end of an era. It’s be(...)

Limerick’s Aaron Gillane celebrates scoring a goal during the All-Ireland hurling semi-final against Waterford at Croke Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Limerick 1-25 Waterford 0-17 Sometimes, there’s just no answer. You may as well try to stop a bullet train by semaphore. Waterford came to Croke Park(...)

Referee Paud O’Dwyer speaks to Aaron Gillane during the Munster SHC  final against Tipperary at áirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Limerick defender Seán Finn has admitted they’ve probably pushed their luck as far as it’ll go where ill discipline is concerned. Aaron Gillane and S(...)

Limerick’s Kyle Hayes celebrates after scoring a brilliant goal against Tipperary. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Limerick 2-29 Tipperary 3-21 In the 54th minute Kyle Hayes galloped into the timeless folklore of Munster’s sacred summer ritual. It started innocent(...)

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