Limerick’s Best Hurling Game of the 21st Century: Quarter-Final #1

Earlier this 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 on Saturday and can be seen here.

Over the last four days we had our eight Last-16 ties with the winners of those found here.

Now we will look at the quarter finals!

Our first quarter-final sees the clash between Limerick’s 2018 All-Ireland semi-final win over Cork against the 2018 All-Ireland quarter-final victory against Kilkenny.

The first tie of the quarter-final round is also the first that has two games from the one year.

Limerick got their first win over Kilkenny in the Championship in 45-years with the classic 0-27 to 1-22 win over the Cats in early July in Semple Stadium.

In a summer dictated by a heatwave, this game was played out in wintery conditions with Limerick’s skill and desire pushing them past the Cats despite conceding a late goal to Richie Hogan.

Tom Morrissey’s final point put the gloss on a brilliant win that set up a semi-final clash with Cork.

The sides who payed out fascinating draw in the Munster championship would meet again to decide who would advance to the final.

The sides were evenly matched throughout before Cork surged ahead, holding a six point lead with as many minutes remaining.

To their credit, Limerick stuck to their gameplan, forcing the game to extra-time where goals from Shane Dowling and Pat Ryan sealed the win.

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