LISTEN: Michael Duignan reflects on Limerick’s epic 2018 hurling win

Limerick GAA & Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel have come together to present a Night of Champions Season Finale on Tuesday 4th December 2018 with Offaly hurling legend Michael Duignan as MC for the evening. 

have come together to present a Night of Champions Season Finale on Tuesday 4th December 2018 with Offaly hurling legend Michael Duignan as MC for the evening. 

For those of us Limerick supporters who have watched the games back on repeat over and over again the voice of Michael Duignan will be forever linked to the epic battles with Cork and Galway in the semi final and final respectively as the Offaly man was on RTE commentary duty for both games. 

Speaking to Sporting Limerick Duignan says he was concerned for Limerick in the dying minutes of the final but that Graeme Mulcahy’s point was a pivotal score. 

“The highlight of my year from a hurling point of view was Graeme Mulcahy’s point that stopped the rot. It was so so important and all year I thought he was an immense leader of this Limerick team. 

“I think of all the great scores, Tom Morrissey’s catch against Kilkenny and the point after Richie Hogan score the goal was another massive turning point. That’s how your year is defined.”

The line up also includes Limerick heroes John Kiely, Joe O’Connor, Declan Hannon, Cian Lynch, Limerick Legends Donie Ryan, Ciaran Carey, Donal O’Grady & Mark Foley, & a panel of experts Tomás Mulcahy, Anthony Daly & Tommy Walsh to raise funds that will go directly towards Limerick Senior Hurlers Training Fund.

GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Semple Stadium, Thurles 15/7/2018 Kilkenny vs Limerick Limerick’s Tom Morrissey celebrates scoring a late point Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Duignan says he is looking forward to catching up with some great names of the game and says it promises to be a great night. 

“What a lineup, I don’t know where you would get it. Hopefully I will be able to fit them all in, ask a few questions have a good reflection on the year and a look at the year ahead. I think it is really about having a night of fun and celebration and a bit of crac as well. There is great hurling people up there on that stage and in the crowd so I am really looking forward to it.”

It promises be a night of great discussion & craic with a raffle for some great prizes on the night. Tickets for this event are available to purchase on Eventbrite https://bit.ly/2FrDQVn, at the Munster GAA office in Castletroy or Fitzgerald Woodlands House Hotel Adare for ONLY €25.

Listen to the interview in full as Duignan discusses the new format, the infamous 1994 All Ireland Final and how competitive the championship has now become with several sides capable of taking the title every year. 

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