Relive the magic of the 2007 Limerick Tipperary trilogy

10 years on: Relive the magic of the Limerick Tipperary trilogy

In 2007, Limerick welcomed Tipperary to the Gaelic Grounds in the Munster Hurling Championship semi final in search of a first Munster Championship victory in years. What would follow will go down in the memory of all Limerick folk.

The match saw Tipperary grab a stranglehold early on with John Carroll blasting a goal. Things got worse for Limerick when in the 20th minute, captain, Damien Reale received his marching orders for a second yellow card.

Despite their numerical advantage, Tipperary could not shake off a stubborn Limerick side. With Tipp leading by three heading into the closing stages, Pat Tobin scored a sublime goal to level the game for the 9th time at 1-19 a piece and bring the game to a reply in Semple Stadium.

The replay brought as much excitement as the first. In their home stadium, Tipperary looked the better side for majority of the game and with only six minutes of normal time remaining, Tipperary held a 7 point advantage.

However, incredibly Tipperary would not add to their 1-19, their exact same as tally as in the drawn game, while Limerick, lead by the inspirational Ollie Moran would bring the game all square in the last moments courtesy of an Andrew O’Shaughnessy free.

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Tipperary looked to have finally secured the game in Extra-Time as they found themselves well ahead once more. Yet this Limerick side who fought so desperately in the previous 160 minutes of hurling levelled again, with O’Shaughnessy landing a 65′ to bring the game to another replay, this time back in Limerick.

With 50,000 packed into the Gaelic Grounds to witness the trilogy, the game brought over the passion and excitement from the previous two encounters. The sides traded scores throughout and with only 5 minutes remaining the sides were deadlocked.

With the sides seemingly destined to play each other once more, the Moran brothers inspired Limerick to a three point lead to seal the deal.

After Moran’s long range point that all but secured the victory, the Limerick supporters, who had suffered so long could not contain themselves as they entered the field prior to the final whistle.

They were not long ushered off before they reappeared on the field upon hearing the final whistle and seeing their side earn a famous victory.

Sit back, relax and let the memories flood back to you,

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