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Thursday 18 September 2014

It's another Semple stunner in the Munster championship

Published 02/06/2014 | 02:30

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Nickie Quaid celebrates Limerick’s victory. Picture: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

It had all the ingredients to be one of the best Munster hurling championships of all time and, so far at least, expectations are being realised.

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Semple Stadium in Thurles, Co Tipperary, has in the space of seven days hosted two stunningly entertaining games, one of which finished level and a second of which reached even higher quality levels before settling on a two-point win.

Thousands of Limerick supporters dashed on to the pitch afterwards to share the special moment with the team as they celebrated a semi-final victory over Tipperary.

In Leinster, it was heartbreak for Laois who came tantalisingly close to shocking Galway.

Irish Independent

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