Limerick’s Best Hurling Game of the 21st Century: Last-16 #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 earlier and can be seen here.


Our firstLast-16 pairing is live now and can be voted on on our Twitter and Instagram pages!

This tie pits the 2018 All-Ireland Semi-Final win over Cork against the 2015 Munster Quarter-Final win over Clare against each other.

The 2018 AI last four tie was an epic battle that needed extra time to separate the sides.

Limerick trailed by six points with six minutes of normal time remaining against the Munster champions.

However, a string of scores brought the game to extra-time where goals from Shane Dowling and Pat Ryan sealed Limerick’s place in the All-Ireland final for the first time since 2007.

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Limerick’s 1-19 to 2-15 win over Clare in the 2015 Munster Quarter-Final was significant as it marked the first time since 1997 that Limerick won Munster Championship games in three successive seasons.

Clare had been All-Ireland champions eighteen months previously while Limerick came into the game off the back of an titanic 2014 All-Ireland semi-final loss to eventual champions Kilkenny.

Limerick, lead by a Man of the Match performance by debutant Cian Lynch lead for majority of the game in Semple Stadium but were clawed back by successive goals by Aaron Cunningham.

A late point by John Fitzgibbon would see TJ Ryan’s side earn a deserved win and advance to the Munster Semi-Final.

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