PREVIEW | 2023 Limerick Senior Hurling Championship

Below we look at each team, highlighting their SHC pedigree, key players, last year’s finish and their odds to take home the Daly Cup.

The Limerick Senior Hurling Championship begins with a bang this Friday evening with the defending champions up against the bookies second favourites in Claughaun.

It is one of number of mouthwatering games as John Kiely’s hurling heroes return to their clubs in a bid to win the Daly Cup.

Twelve teams will battle it out to be crowned Limerick Senior Hurling Champions, something that has been dominated by three clubs over the last decade. Between Na Piarsaigh (7), Kilmallock (4) and Patrickswell (2), they have won the last 13 titles on offer.

Limerick Senior Hurling Championship Final, LIT Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 6/10/2019 Patrickswell vs Na Piarsaigh Patrickswell captain Cian Lynch lifts the trophy Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

But with plenty of teams backboned by four in a row All-Ireland winners, it’s anyones game with a full round of fixtures on the opening weekend with four games on Friday and two on Saturday.

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Limerick Hurling Championship first round fixtures

The meeting of Na Piarsaigh and Patrickswell will take plenty of headlines but there is also the matter of Ballybrown vs Intermediate All-Ireland champions Monaleen on their return to the senior ranks. on the same evening, Mungret St Pauls face last year’s semi-finalists South Liberties while relegated Adare take on Garryspillane in the groups other tie.

On Saturday evening, the rematch of last year’s epic semi-final between Kilmallock and Doon is the standout tie while Ahane and Kildimo Pallaskenry meet in a crucial group one clash.

Below we look at each team, highlighting their SHC pedigree, key players, last year’s finish and their odds to take home the Daly Cup.

GROUP 1

Na Piarsaigh

Last Year: Winners

Key Players: Mike Casey, Peter Casey, William O’Donoghue

Total Titles: 7

Last Title: 2022

Odds: 4/6

First Round Fixture: Patrickswell

Kilmallock

Last Year: Finalists

Key Players: Graeme Mulcahy, Oisin O’Reilly, Micheal Houlihan

Total Titles: 12

Last Title: 2021

Odds: 6/1

First Round Fixture: Doon

Doon

Last Year: Semi-finalists

Key Players: Darragh O’Donovan, Adam English, Barry Murphy

Total Titles: 0

Last Title: n/a

Odds: 11/2

First Round Fixture: Kilmallock

Patrickswell

Last Year: Quarter Finalists

Key Players: Aaron Gillane, Cian Lynch, Diarmaid Byrnes

Total Titles: 20

Last Title: 2019

Odds: 9/2

First Round Fixture: Na Piarsaigh

Ahane

Last Year: Group Stages

Key Players: Tom Morrissey, Dan Morrissey, Ciaran Barry

Total Titles: 19

Last Title: 2004

Odds: 25/1

First Round Fixture: Kildimo/Pallaskenry

Kildimo Pallaskenry

Last Year: Promoted to Group One, Quarter-Finalists

Key Players: Kyle Hayes, Darren O’Connell, David Fitzgerald

Total Titles: 0

Last Title: n/a

Odds: 33/1

First Round Fixture: Ahane

GROUP 2

Adare

Last Year: Relegated to Group Two

Key Players: Declan Hannon, Ronan Connolly, Willie Griffin

Total Titles: 5

Last Title: 2009

Odds: 20/1

First Round Fixture: Garryspillane

Ballybrown

Last Year: Group Stages

Key Players: Colin Coughlan, Aidan O’Connor, Luke O’Connor

Total Titles: 2

Last Title: 1991

Odds: 33/1

First Round Fixture: Monaleen

Garryspillane

Last Year: Group Stages

Key Players: Dylan O’Shea, Callum Sheahan, James Ryan

Total Titles: 1

Last Title: 2005

Odds: 100/1

First Round Fixture: Adare

Monaleen

Last Year: Premier Intermediate Champions

Key Players: Andrew La Touche Cosgrave, Donnacha O’Dalaigh, Mark O’Dwyer

Total Titles: 0

Last Title: n/a

Odds: 33/1

First Round Fixture: Ballybrown

Mungret St Pauls

Last Year: Group Stages

Key Players: Paul O’Brien, Barry Duff, Rory Duff

Total Titles: 0

Last Title: n/a

Odds: 66/1

First Round Fixture: South Liberties

South Liberties

Last Year: Semi-Finalists

Key Players: Barry Nash, Conor McSweeney, Tom Ryan

Total Titles: 7

Last Title: 1981

Odds: 25/1

First Round Fixture: Mungret St Paul’s


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