WATCH: Tom Morrissey on enjoying the break and last year’s clash with the Cats

While much talk in the build-up to Limerick’s clash with Kilkenny in this Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final has been dedicated to how Limerick will cope with the four-week lay-off since their Munster final victory.

Limerick Hurling Press Event, LIT Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 22/7/2019 Tom Morrissey Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

For Tom Morrissey however, the break was welcomed after a long league and Munster championship campaign.

“We had a long year last year, a long league campaign so it was nice to get the week off. So it’s only really been a three-week build-up to this game.”

“Just raring to go at this stage.”

Last summer these sides met in Thurles in the All-Ireland quarter-finals. In a topsy-turvey tie, Limerick eventually came out on top despite a late Kilkenny goal put them into the lead.

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

That victory was seen as a watershed moment for this Limerick team who would go on to capture the Liam MacCarthy title.

The momentum to come off the back of that win certainly did not go unnoticed for Morrissey who reflected on the result.

“That was a real defining moment for us. I suppose when Richie Hogan got that goal, it was a real test of us, facing adversity and it just showed the character that we have.”

This video is brought to you in association with Foot Solutions Limerick

WATCH: Tom Morrissey on enjoying the break after the Munster Gaa Final and last year's All-Ireland quarter final with Official Kilkenny GAA #SportLK LimerickGAA GAA

WATCH: Tom Morrissey on enjoying the break after the Munster Gaa Final and last year's All-Ireland quarter final with Official Kilkenny GAA #SportLK LimerickGAA GAAThis video is brought to you in association with Foot Solutions Limerick

Posted by Sporting Limerick on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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