“It’s one you want to win!” | Dan & Tom Morrissey aiming for League success

The Ahane duo were to the fore in Salthill where Limerick held off a late Galway rally to take the spoils.

“I can’t say a bad word about him today!”

Dan Morrissey

Brotherly love was the order of the afternoon as Dan and Tom Morrissey spoke to TG4 after Limerick’s win over Galway in the NHL on Sunday. Tom was awarded the man of the match gong after top scoring for the Shannonsiders with brother Dan having to present him.

With a grin on his face, the elder brother said he hadn’t a bad word on his sibling following an 0-8 haul with some vital scores coming down the stretch as he alluded to.

“Ah he did in fairness. I can’t say a bad word about him today. He was on target in fairness and got some crucial scores when Galway were coming back into the game, they were important today.”

It was a second win on the bounce for Limerick who have already bettered their points total from last year where they concluded the league with just a win over Offaly to show for themselves.

It mattered little last Summer as Limerick went on to win a third successive All-Ireland title but the manner of their start to 2023 will be pleasing for the camp.

With the restructured season shortening the time span from the conclusion of the league to championship, the integrity of the Spring competition has taken a hit with Clare and Galway well off the pace in recent weeks against the Treaty outfit.

But for Dan, the League is there to be one as he bids to add to medals collected in 2019 and ’20.

“I think every day you go out to win. It doesn’t matter who you’re playing, you go out to win. There’s plenty of people out there that have never won a league medal so it’s an important one to have and we cherish the couple of league medals we have.

“Fair enough the turn around is quick between league and championship but we still go out to win ever game we play.”

Man of the match Tom echoed his sentiments with Limerick looking to win every game they compete in.

“Sporting careers are short and you want to win everything you can get, league medals, Munster championships and All-Irelands. As Dan said we were lucky to get two but it would be a shame to end your career with only two. It’s a great competition and one you want to win.”

And with the way they are playing, whether it was an aim at the start of the year or not, it is hard not to see Limerick coming close to winning the league when all is said and done in early April.

Watch the full interview with the Morrisseys.


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