Best Limerick Game of the Century: Semi-Final #2

Last week we asked the Limerick public to tell us what their favourite Limerick games of the past 20 years were.

From the list of games we were told we compiled a list of the Top 16 which will battle it out to be crowned the counties favourite game this century.

Our Top 16 Bracket was released last Saturday and can be seen here.

Last week saw the Last-16 ties being played out.

Over the past four days we had our quarter-final clashes.

Now we move into the Semi-Finals

Semi-Final #2

  • Limerick 3-16 : 2-18 Galway (2018 All-Ireland Hurling Final)
  • Limerick 0-22 : 2-13 Tipperary (2007 Munster Semi-Final (III)

Two incomparable games but both unforgettable in their own rights.

2018 brought to an end, 45-years of hurt in the county as Limerick finally claimed their eight All-Ireland Hurling title.

During a summer that saw Limerick beat almost every tier one county, their All-Ireland final performance was near faultless for 70 minutes as Limerick held an eight point lead over reigning champions Galway.

However, nine minutes into injury time, Galway had a long-range free to level, which fell just short as the county erupted in unison to celebrate their new heroes.

Flashback to 2007 and the Munster championship was a very different place for Limerick.

Their last win in the competition was back in 2001 and Richie Bennis welcomed favourites Tipperary to the Gaelic Grounds.

Limerick trailed for much of the game but salvaged a 1-19 draw late on.

A week later, a late Ollie Canning goal gave Andrew O’Shaughnessy a last minute free to tie up the replay, 1-19 apiece again.

In extra-time, a last gasp O’Shaughnessy 65′ meant the game would go to a second replay.

Incredibly the replayed replay ended in a draw before heroics from the Moran brothers saw Limerick snatch a famous win to the delight of the Gaelic Grounds faithful.

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