Friday 15 December 2017

It's another Semple stunner in the Munster championship

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

Martin Breheny

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.

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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