What They’ve Won | Limerick’s golden generation add another All-Ireland medal

Eighteen of the current squad will collect a fifth All-Ireland medal later this year with so many individual accolades bestowed onto them also.

Limerick continued their perfect final record under John Kiely on Sunday in winning a record equalling fourth successive All-Ireland senior hurling title.

An incredible second half performance paved the way for the latest victory for Kiely’s all conquering men who added more silverware to their bourgeoning collection.

Eighteen of the current squad will collect a fifth All-Ireland medal later this year with so many individual accolades bestowed onto them also.

Below we look at the already storied careers of the 2023 All-Ireland final match day squad which doesn’t include Sean Finn who has 27 different accolades or record breaking captain Declan Hannon. 


1. Nickie Quaid (Effin)

2010-

5x All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships, 6x Munster Hurling Championships, 3x National Leagues, Limerick IHC, Limerick JAHC, Munster Club JAHC, 2x All-Star.

*Limerick’s record appearance holder and one of four Shannonsiders with six Munster medals.

2. Mike Casey (Na Piarsaigh)

2017-

23 July 2023; Mike Casey of Limerick celebrates after the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship final match between Kilkenny and Limerick at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

5x All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships, 5x Munster Hurling Championships, 3x National Leagues, U21 All-Ireland Hurling Championship, U21 Munster Hurling Championship, Munster Minor Hurling Championship, Fitzgibbon Cup, All-Ireland Freshers Title, Harty Cup, 6x Limerick SHC, 3x Munster Club SHC, All-Ireland Club SHC.


3. Dan Morrissey (Ahane)

2014-

5x All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships, 5x Munster Hurling Championships, 3x National Leagues, Fitzgibbon Cup, 2x All-Star.

*Has won All-Stars at full back and wing back.


4. Barry Nash (South Liberties)

2016

5x All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships, 5x Munster Hurling Championships, 3x National Leagues, 2x U21 All-Ireland Hurling Championships, U21 Munster Hurling Championships, 2x Munster Minor Hurling Championships, 2015 All-Ireland U21 MOTM, Fitzgibbon Cup, 2x All-Star.

*Hurler of the Year nominee in 2022.


5. Diarmaid Byrnes (Patrickswell)

2016-

5x All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships, 5x Munster Hurling Championships, 3x National Leagues, U21 All-Ireland Hurling Championship, U21 Munster Hurling Championship, 2x Limerick SHC, 2022 Hurler of the Year, 3x All-Star, U21 All-Star.

*Limerick’s third ever Hurler of the Year.

23 July 2023; Barry Nash, left, and Diarmaid Byrnes of Limerick with the Liam MacCarthy Cup after the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship final match between Kilkenny and Limerick at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

6. William O’Donoghue (Na Piarsaigh)

2017-

5x All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships, 5x Munster Hurling Championships, 2x National Leagues, 6x Limerick SHC, 3x Munster Club SHC, All-Ireland Club SHC, All-Star.


7. Kyle Hayes (Kildimo Pallaskenry)

2017-

5x All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships, 4x Munster Hurling Championships, 2x National Leagues, U21 All-Ireland Hurling Championship, U21 Munster Hurling Championship, Limerick PIHC, Limerick IHC, Fitzgibbon Cup, 2018 Young Hurler of the Year, 3x All-Star, U21 All-Star, 2018 All-Ireland Final MOTM.

Limerick’s third ever Young Hurler of the Year, All-Stars in multiple positions.


8. Darragh O’Donovan (Doon)

2016-

5x All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships, 5x Munster Hurling Championships, 3x National Leagues, U21 All-Ireland Hurling Championship, U21 Munster Hurling Championship, Munster Minor Hurling Championship, 2x Fitzgibbon Cups, All-Star, U21 All Star.


23. Cian Lynch (Patrickswell)

2015-

5x All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships, 5x Munster Hurling Championships, 3x National Leagues, 2x U21 All-Ireland Hurling Championships, 2x U21 Munster Hurling Championships, 2x Munster Minor Hurling Championship, 2020 Munster Senior Hurler of the Year, 2x Limerick SHC, 2x Fitzgibbon Cups, 2x Harty Cups, 3x All-Star, 2x U21 All Stars, 2018 Hurler of the Year, 2021 Hurler of the Year, 2021 All-Ireland Final MOTM.

*Limerick’s only ever double Hurler of the Year and one of two alongside Henry Shefflin with multiple HOTY awards.

23 July 2023; Cian Lynch of Limerick celebrates with the Liam MacCarthy cup after the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship final match between Kilkenny and Limerick at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

10. Gearoid Hegarty (St Patricks)

2016-

5x All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships, 4x Munster Hurling Championships, 2x National Leagues, U21 All-Ireland Hurling Championship, U21 Munster Hurling Championship, Limerick JAHC, Fitzgibbon Cup, 3x All-Star, 2020 Hurler of the Year, 2020 All-Ireland Hurling Final MOTM, 2022 All-Ireland Hurling Final MOTM.

*Limerick’s second ever Hurler of the Year. 


11. David Reidy (Dromin Athlacca)

2018-

5x All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships, 6x Munster Hurling Championships, 3x National Leagues, 2x Limerick IHC, Fitzgibbon Cup.

*Six time Munster winner.


12. Tom Morrissey (Ahane)

2015-

5x All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships, 5x Munster Hurling Championships, 3x National Leagues, 2x U21 All-Ireland Hurling Championships, 2x U21 Munster Hurling Championships, 2x Munster Minor Hurling Championships, Fitzgibbon Cup, Freshers Title, 2x All-Star, U21 All Star.

23 July 2023; Brothers Tom Morrissey and Dan Morrissey of Limerick lift the Liam MacCarthy Cup after the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship final match between Kilkenny and Limerick at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

13. Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell)

2017-

4x All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships, 5x Munster Hurling Championships, 3x National Leagues, 2x U21 All-Ireland Hurling Championships, 2x U21 Munster Hurling Championships, Munster Minor Hurling Championship, 2x Limerick SHC, Fitzgibbon Cup, Harty Cup, 3x All Star, U21 All Star, 2017 U21 Hurler of the Year.

*Limerick’s all-time top scorer.


14. Seamus Flanagan (Feohanagh)

2018-

4x All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships, 5x Munster Hurling Championships, 3x National Leagues, 2x U21 All-Ireland Hurling Championships, U21 Munster Hurling Championship, Munster Minor Hurling Championship, All-Star.


15. Peter Casey (Na Piarsiagh)

2017-

4x All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships, 5x Munster Hurling Championships, 3x National Leagues, 2x U21 All-Ireland Hurling Championship, U21 Munster Hurling Championship, 5x Limerick SHC, 2x Munster Club SHC, All-Ireland Club SHC, Harty Cup, All-Star, U21 All Star.

28 May 2023; Peter Casey and Michael Casey of Limerick celebrate after the Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Round 5 match between Limerick and Cork at TUS Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

16. David McCarthy (Glenroe)

2016-’17 & ’22-

2x All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, 2x Munster Hurling Championships, National League, U21 All-Ireland Hurling Championship, U21 Munster Hurling Championship, Limerick IHC, Fitzgibbon Cup, U21 All-Star.


17.  Conor Boylan (Na Piarsaigh)

2019-

4x All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, 5x Munster Hurling Championship, 3x National Leagues, U21 All-Ireland Hurling Championship, U21 Munster Hurling Championship, 4x Limerick SHC, 2x Munster Club SHC, All-Ireland Club SHC, 2x Fitzgibbon Cup, Harty Cup.


18. Ronan Connolly (Adare)

2020-

4x All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, 4x Munster Hurling Championship, 2x National Leagues, Harty Cup, Limerick SFC.


19. Aaron Costello (Kilmallock)

2019-

4x All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, 5x Munster Hurling Championship, 3x National Leagues, 3x Limerick SHC, Munster Club SHC, Freshers Title.


20. Colin Coughlan (Ballybrown)

2021-

3x All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships, 3x Munster Hurling Championship, National League, Munster U20 Hurling Championship, Munster Minor Hurling Championship.


21. Adam English 

2022-

2x All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, 2x Munster Hurling Championship, National League, Munster U20 Hurling Championship, 2x Munster Minor Hurling Championship, 2020 Munster Minor Hurler of the the Year.

*Captained the Limerick Minors to a Munster title in 2020.


22. Graeme Mulcahy (Kilmallock)

2009-

5x All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships, 6x Munster Hurling Championships, 3x National Leagues, 4x Limerick SHC, Munster Club SHC, Fitzgibbon Cup, All Star.

*Six time Munster winner, current sides longest serving player.


23. Barry Murphy (Doon)

2018-’19 & 2021-

4x All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, 4x Munster Hurling Championships, 2x National League, U21 All-Ireland Hurling Championship, U21 Munster Hurling Championship, Munster Minor Hurling Championship, Fitzgibbon Cup.


24. Aidan O’Connor (Ballybrown)

2023-

1x All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, 1x Munster Hurling Championship, U20 Munster Hurling Championship.


25. Cathal O’Neill (Crecora Manister)

2021-

9 April 2023; Cathal O’Neill of Limerick is tackled by Richie Reid of Kilkenny during the Allianz Hurling League Final match between Kilkenny and Limerick at Páirc Ui Chaoimh in Cork. Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

3x All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, 3x Munster Hurling Championship, National League, Munster U20 Hurling Championship, Munster Minor Hurling Championship, 2x Minor All-Star, 2019 Munster Minor Hurler of the Year.


26. Oisin O’Reilly (Kilmallock)

2018-’19 & 2022-

3x All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, 3x Munster Hurling Championship, 2x National League, All-Ireland U21 Hurling Championship, Munster U21 Hurling Championship, 1x Limerick SHC.


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