All the scorers and appearances from Limerick’s record equaling four-in-a-row (2020-’23)

We look back on all the appearances and scorers over the past four seasons, first taking them overall before looking at each year individually.

It’s a numbers game and all the right ones reside with this Limerick team.

It has been an unforgettable couple of years for Limerick hurling as a side without an All-Ireland title in 45 years has transformed into a juggernaut of the sport.

Less than a fortnight ago, John Kiely and his men made it five titles in six years whilst completing a first ever four-in-a-row for the county as they joined Cork and Kilkenny as the only sides to ever achieve the feat.

23 July 2023; Limerick captain Cian Lynch lifts the Liam MacCarthy Cup after his side’s victory in the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship final match between Kilkenny and Limerick at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

The history makers will look to go where no other side has gone before next year with the five-in-a-row yet to be achieved in hurling.

But that is a long way off with the superstars of the current side firmly focused on the upcoming club championship.

However, before the club takes over, we want to look back on what has been a historic four years of hurling for the Shannonsiders.

Below we analyse all the appearance makers and scorers, first taking them overall before looking at each year individually.


In total, 31 players have tasted championship action since the 2020 season, eight players featuring in each of those. Aaron Gillane and Kyle Hayes have missed just one apiece while it’s two for Declan Hannon, Seamus Flanagan and Graeme Mulcahy.

Nickie Quaid, Barry Nash, Diarmaid Byrnes, William O’Donoghue and Tom Morrissey have started in each of the 23 games that have taken Limerick to a four in a row. Dan Morrissey, Darragh O’Donovan, and Gearoid Hegarty have also appeared in each of those contests.

Two-thirds of those that have played have managed to find the target with Gillane the top scorer with a tally of 10-161 in that time that helped him into the top ten in the overall hurling charts. He is also Limerick’s top scorer from play in that time, just ahead of Hegarty and Morrissey who have played in each game.

Limerick Appearances 2020-2023

  • 23: Nickie Quaid, Barry Nash, Dan Morrissey, Diarmaid Byrnes, Darragh O’Donovan, William O’Donoghue, Gearoid Hegarty, Tom Morrissey.
  • 22: Kyle Hayes, Aaron Gillane, David Reidy.
  • 21: Declan Hannon, Seamus Flanagan, Graeme Mulcahy.
  • 18: Cian Lynch, Sean Finn, Peter Casey.
  • 15: Conor Boylan.
  • 14: Mike Casey.
  • 12: Cathal O’Neill.
  • 9: Pat Ryan.
  • 8: Richie English.
  • 5: Oisin O’Reilly.
  • 3: Colin Coughlan, Paddy O’Loughlin, Adrian Breen.
  • 2: Adam English, Robbie Hanley, Barry Murphy.
  • 1: David Dempsey, Jerome Boylan.

Limerick Scorers 2020-2023

  • Aaron Gillane 10-161 (1-116fs)
  • Diarmaid Byrnes 1-87 (1-63fs)
  • Tom Morrissey 0-66 (3fs)
  • Gearoid Hegarty 4-53
  • Seamus Flanagan 6-40
  • Peter Casey 0-35
  • Kyle Hayes 4-21
  • Cian Lynch 0-26
  • Cathal O’Neill 1-21
  • David Reidy 0-21 (4fs)
  • Darragh O’Donovan 1-14
  • Graeme Mulcahy 0-14
  • Declan Hannon 0-12
  • William O’Donoghue 0-8
  • Barry Nash 0-8
  • Pat Ryan 0-6
  • Conor Boylan 1-2
  • Dan Morrissey 0-2
  • Adrian Breen 0-2
  • Adam English 0-1

2020

Limerick 0-36 Clare 1-23 Munster Championship Quarter Final

Aaron Gillane 0-12 (9fs, 1’65), Gearoid Hegarty 0-5, Tom Morrissey 0-4, Peter Casey 0-3, Kyle Hayes 0-3, Diarmaid Byrnes 0-3, Graeme Mulcahy 0-2, Cian Lynch 0-1, Declan Hannon 0-1, Seamus Flanagan 0-1, Pat Ryan 0-1.

Limerick 3-23 Tipperary 2-17 Munster Championship Semi Final

Aaron Gillane 2-6 (1-0p, 5fs), Seamus Flanagan 1-1, Diarmaid Byrnes 0-3 (2f), Cian Lynch 0-2, William O’Donoghue 0-2, Graeme Mulcahy 0-2, Tom Morrissey 0-2, Gearoid Hegarty 0-2, Peter Casey 0-1, David Reidy 0-1, Pat Ryan 0-1.

Limerick 0-25 Waterford 0-21 Munster Championship Final

Aaron Gillane 0-10 (8fs), Graeme Mulcahy 0-4, Peter Casey 0-3, Gearoid Hegarty 0-2, Cian Lynch 0-2, Diarmaid Byrnes 0-2 (1f, 1 ’65), Seamus Flanagan 0-1, Adrian Breen 0-1.

Limerick 0-27 Galway 0-24 All Ireland Semi Final

Tom Morrissey 0-6 (1f), Aaron Gillane 0-6 (5fs), Gearoid Hegarty 0-4, Diarmaid Byrnes 0-3 (1f), Cian Lynch 0-2, Peter Casey 0-2, Seamus Flanagan 0-2, Declan Hannon 0-1, Adrian Breen 0-1.

Limerick 0-30 Waterford 0-19 All Ireland Final

Aaron Gillane 0-10 (6fs), Gearoid Hegarty 0-7, Tom Morrissey 0-5, Seamus Flanagan 0-3, Diarmaid Byrnes 0-1, Declan Hannon 0-1, Kyle Hayes 0-1, Pat Ryan 0-1, William O’Donoghue 0-1.

APPS:

5: Nickie Quaid; Sean Finn, Dan Morrissey, Barry Nash; Diarmaid Byrnes, Declan Hannon, Cian Lynch, William O’Donoghue; Gearoid Hegarty, Kyle Hayes, Tom Morrissey; Graeme Mulcahy, Aaron Gillane, Peter Casey, Darragh O’Donovan, David Reidy, Seamus Flanagan, 

4: Pat Ryan

3: Paddy O’Loughlin, Adrian Breen

1: David Dempsey, Jerome Boylan

Scorers

  • Aaron Gillane 2-44 (1-33fs)
  • Gearoid Hegarty 0-20
  • Tom Morrissey 0-17 (1f)
  • Diarmaid Byrnes 0-12 (5fs)
  • Seamus Flanagan 1-08
  • Peter Casey 0-9
  • Graeme Mulcahy 0-8
  • Cian Lynch 0-7
  • Kyle Hayes 0-4
  • Declan Hannon 0-3
  • William O’Donoghue 0-3
  • Pat Ryan 0-3
  • Adrian Breen 0-2
  • David Reidy 0-1
13 December 2020; Limerick captain Declan Hannon lifts the Liam MacCarthy Cup as Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael John Horan looks on following the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Limerick and Waterford at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

2021

Limerick 2-22 Cork 1-17 Munster Championship Semi-Final

Aaron Gillane 0-6 (fs), Cian Lynch 0-3, Diarmaid Byrnes 0-3 (0-1f), Peter Casey 0-3, Darragh O’Donovan 1-0, Kyle Hayes 1-0, Séamus Flanagan 0-2, Gearóid Hegarty 0-2, Graeme Mulcahy 0-1, William O’Donoghue 0-1, David Reidy 0-1.

Limerick 2-29 Tipperary 3-21 Munster Championship Final

Seamus Flanagan 1-3, Aaron Gillane 0-6 (4f), Tom Morrissey 0-6 (1f), Peter Casey 0-5, Diarmaid Byrnes 0-4 (2f, 1 65), Kyle Hayes 1-0, Gearoid Hegarty 0-3, Cian Lynch 0-1, David Reidy 0-1.

Limerick 1-25 Waterford 0-17 All Ireland Semi Final

Aaron Gillane 1-5 (4f), Tom Morrissey 0-5, Seamus Flanagan 0-4, Cian Lynch 0-3, Diarmaid Byrnes 0-3 (2f), Peter Casey 0-2, William O’Donoghue 0-1, Darragh O’Donovan 0-1 (f), Gearoid Hegarty 0-1

Limerick 3-32 Cork 1-22 All Ireland Final

Aaron Gillane 1-6 (0-3f), Cian Lynch 0-6, Gearóid Hegarty 2-2, Peter Casey 0-5, Tom Morrissey 0-3, Declan Hannon 0-2, Diarmaid Byrnes 0-2 (1f) , Séamus Flanagan 0-1, Barry Nash 0-1, Darragh O’Donovan 0-1, Graeme Mulcahy 0-1, David Reidy 0-1, Pat Ryan 0-1.

Apps:

4: Nickie Quaid; Seán Finn, Dan Morrissey, Barry Nash; Diarmaid Byrnes, Declan Hannon, Kyle Hayes; William O’Donoghue, Darragh O’Donovan; Tom Morrissey, Cian Lynch, Gearóid Hegarty; Peter Casey, Séamus Flanagan, Aaron Gillane, Graeme Mulcahy, David Reidy

3. Richie English, Conor Boylan, Pat Ryan

2. Colin Coughlan

1: Barry Murphy, Robbie Hanley

Scorers

  • Aaron Gillane 2-23 (17fs)
  • Peter Casey 0-15
  • Gearoid Hegarty 2-8
  • Tom Morrissey 0-14 (1f)
  • Seamus Flanagan 1-10
  • Cian Lynch 0-13
  • Diarmaid Byrnes 0-12 (7fs)
  • Kyle Hayes 2-0
  • Darragh O’Donovan 1-2
  • David Reidy 0-3
  • Graeme Mulcahy 0-2
  • Will O’Donoghue 0-2
  • Declan Hannon 0-2
  • Barry Nash 0-1
  • Pat Ryan 0-1
22 August 2021; Kyle Hayes of Limerick with the Liam MacCarthy Cup after the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Cork and Limerick in Croke Park, Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

2022

Limerick 2-25 Cork 1-17 Munster Championship Round 1

Aaron Gillane 1-4 (2fs); Diarmaid Byrnes 0-6 (3fs); Kyle Hayes 1-1; Gearóid Hegarty 0-3; Barry Nash, Cathal O’Neill, Cian Lynch 0-2 each; Declan Hannon, Dan Morrissey, Tom Morrissey, Pat Ryan, David Reidy 0-1 each.

Limerick 0-30 Waterford 2-21 Munster Championship Round 2

Aaron Gillane 0-13 (7fs); Diarmaid Byrnes 0-6 (5fs); Cathal O’Neill 0-3; Darragh O’Donovan, Tom Morrissey, Gearoid Hegarty 0-2 each; David Reidy & Pat Ryan 0-1 each.

Limerick 3-21 Tipperary 0-23 Munster Championship Round 3

Aaron Gillane 2-5 (0-4 fs); Tom Morrissey 0-5; Diarmaid Byrnes 0-4 (0-3fs, 1 65), Conor Boylan 1-0, Darragh O’Donovan 0-2; Cathal O’Neill, Graeme Mulcahy, Gearoid Hegarty, Barry Nash, David Reidy, Declan Hannon 0-1 each.

Clare 0-24 Limerick 1-21 Munster Championship Round 4

Diarmaid Byrnes 0-9 (7fs, 1 65); Gearoid Hegarty 0-4, David Reidy 0-4 (4fs); Kyle Hayes 1-0; Seamus Flanagan, Tom Morrissey, Oisin O’Reilly, Darragh O’Donovan 0-1 each.

Limerick 1-29 Clare 0-29 Munster Final

Aaron Gillane 0-10 (7f), Seamus Flanagan 0-8; Gearoid Hegarty 1-0; Tom Morrissey 0-3; Cathal O’Neill 0-2; Diarmaid Byrnes (1f), Darragh O’Donovan, Declan Hannon, Conor Boylan, David Reidy, Will O’Donoghue 0-1 each.

Limerick 0-27 Galway 1-21 All Ireland Semi Final

Aaron Gillane 0-8 (2f), Diarmaid Byrnes 0-6 (6f), Kyle Hayes & David Reidy 0-3 each; Séamus Flanagan 0-2; Barry Nash, Declan Hannon, William O’Donoghue, Gearóid Hegarty, Tom Morrissey 0-1 each.

Limerick 1-31 Kilkenny 2-26 All Ireland Final

Gearoid Hegarty 1-5, Aaron Gillane 0-7 (4f), Diarmaid Byrnes 0-5 (3f, 1 65), Kyle Hayes & Tom Morrissey 0-4 each, Seamus Flanagan 0-2, Declan Hannon, Dan Morrissey, Conor Moylan, Cathal O’Neill 0-1 each.

APPS

7: Nickie Quaid; Seán Finn, Mike Casey, Barry Nash; Diarmaid Byrnes, Declan Hannon, Dan Morrissey; Darragh O’Donovan, Will O’Donoghue; Tom Morrissey, Gearóid Hegarty, Graeme Mulcahy, Conor Boylan, David Reidy

6: Kyle Hayes, Aaron Gilane, Cathal O’Neill

5: Seamus Flanagan

4: Oisin O’Reilly

3: Cian Lynch

2: Peter Casey, Richie English, Pat Ryan

1: Robbie Hanley

2022 Scorers

  • Aaron Gillane 3-47 (34fs)
  • Diarmaid Byrnes 0-36 (30fs)
  • Gearoid Hegarty 2-16
  • Tom Morrissey 0-17
  • Kyle Hayes 2-8
  • Seamus Flanagan 0-13
  • David Reidy 0-11 (4fs)
  • Cathal O’Neill 0-9
  • Darragh O’Donovan 0-6
  • Conor Boylan 1-2
  • Declan Hannon 0-5
  • Barry Nash 0-4
  • Cian Lynch 0-2
  • Dan Morrissey 0-2
  • Pat Ryan 0-2
  • William O’Donoghue 0-2
  • Graeme Mulcahy 0-1
17 July 2022; Declan Hannon, left, and Cian Lynch of Limerick lift the Liam MacCarthy Cup after the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Kilkenny and Limerick at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

2023

Limerick 1-18  Waterford 0-19 (Munster SHC)

Aaron Gillane 0-7 (5fs), Seamus Flanagan 1-1, Diarmaid Byrnes 0-3 (0-2 frees), Peter Casey and Tom Morrissey 0-2 each, Barry Nash, Gearoid Hegarty, 0-1.

Limerick 2-20 Clare 1-24 (Munster SHC)

Aaron Gillane 0-7 (6fs), Seamus Flanagan 2-1; Diarmaid Byrnes 0-5 (5fs); Tom Morrissey 0-4 (1f); Cathal O’Neill 0-2; Cian Lynch 0-1.

Limerick 0-25 Tipperary 0-25(Munster SHC)

Aaron Gillane 0-6 (3fs) Cathal O’Neill 0-5, Diarmuid Byrnes 0-4 (3fs), Tom Morrissey 0-4, Seamus Flanagan, Graeme Mulcahy 0-2 each, Peter Casey, Declan Hannon 0-1 each.

Limerick 3-25 Cork 1-30 (Munster SHC)

Diarmaid Byrnes 1-4 (1p, 165), Seamus Flanagan 1-3; Aaron Gillane 0-5 (2fs); Cathal O’Neill 1-0; Darrahh O’Donovan, Gearoid Hegarty 0-3 each; Tom Morrissey 0-2; William O’Donoghue, Barry Nash, Peter Casey, Declan Hannon, Kyle Hayes 0-1 each

Limerick 1-23 Clare 1-22 (Munster SHC Final)

Aaron Gillane 1-11 (0-8 frees); Tom Morrissey, David Reidy 0-3 each; Cathal O’Neill 0-2; Darragh O’Donovan, Gearoid Hegarty, Kyle Hayes, Adam English 0-1 each.

Limerick 2-24 : 1-18 Galway (All-Ireland semi-final)

Aaron Gillane 2-6 (5f), Diarmaid Byrnes 0-3 (3f), Kyle Hayes, Gearóid Hegarty, Tom Morrissey, Peter Casey, Seamus Flanagan all 0-2, Darragh O’Donovan, Graeme Mulcahy, Cathal O’Neill, David Reidy, Cian Lynch 0-1 each.

Limerick 0-30 : 2-15 Kilkenny (All-Ireland final)

Diarmaid Byrnes 0-8 (7fs), Peter Casey and Aaron Gillane (3fs) 0-5 each, Cian Lynch, David Reidy, Cathal O’Neill, and Gearoid Hegarty 0-2 each, Barry Nash, Darragh O’Donovan, Kyle Hayes, and Tom Morrissey 0-1 each.

APPS

7: Nickie Quaid, Mike Casey, Dan Morrissey, Barry Nash, Diarmaid Byrnes, Kyle Hayes, Darragh O’Donovan, William O’Donoghue, Cathal O’Neill, Gearoid Hegarty, Tom Morrissey, Aaron Gillane, Peter Casey, Seamus Flanagan.

6: Cian Lynch, David Reidy, Graeme Mulcahy

5: Declan Hannon, Conor Boylan

3: Richie English

2: Sean Finn, Adam English, Colin Coughlan

1: Barry Murphy, Aaron Costello, Oisin O’Reilly

2023 Scorers

  • Aaron Gillane 3-47 (32fs)
  • Diarmaid Byrnes 1-27 (1-21fs)
  • Seamus Flanagan 4-9
  • Tom Morrissey 0-18 (1f)
  • Cathal O’Neill 1-12
  • Peter Casey 0-11
  • Gearoid Hegarty 0-9
  • Darragh O’Donovan 0-6
  • David Reidy 0-6
  • Kyle Hayes 0-5
  • Cian Lynch 0-4
  • Barry Nash 0-3
  • Graeme Mulcahy 0-3
  • Declan Hannon 0-2
  • William O’Donoghue 0-1
  • Adam English 0-1
23 July 2023; Diarmaid Byrnes of Limerick lifts the Liam MacCarthy Cup after the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship final match between Kilkenny and Limerick at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

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