Sunday 26 March 2017

Noughties not nice for Limerick

2000: Beaten by Cork in quarter-final by eight points.

2001: Beaten by Kerry in semi-final by eight points.

2002: A string of saves in the closing minutes by Kerry goalkeeper Declan O'Keeffe kept Limerick at bay in the semi-final and they lost by four points.

2003: Beat Cork and made Munster final against Kerry but missed two penalties and lost by four points.

2004: Drew with Kerry in the final and lost replay by three points.

2005: Beaten by Kerry in semi-final by six points.

2006: Beaten by late Cork flourish in semi-final and lost by four.

2007: Well beaten by Cork again in semi-final, losing by 13 points.

2008: Lost to Cork in semi-final by three points.

2009: Led all the way in Munster final but beaten by a point after Cork nabbed last-minute goal.

2010: Back in final again.

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