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All in the in the line of duty

Throughout his career in management Liam Kearns has always challenged the establishment and done so in style, writes Damian Stack

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Liam Kearns

Liam Kearns

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Liam Kearns

There was something almost surreal about it. For over twenty minutes, you could practically hear a pin drop. This was a crowd of over 30,000 people stunned to near silence by what they were seeing play out in front of them.

This wasn't the way it was supposed to go. This wasn't the way it was supposed to be. A century of conditioning told them otherwise and, yet, here it was. Limerick in town, putting it up to the Kingdom on their home patch.

Even though the Shannonsiders had been a coming force for the best part of two or three years, even though they'd secured a draw in the Gaelic Grounds mere days beforehand, it was still quite a lot to take in for the denizens of the green and gold.