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Kilkenny's Pádraic Moylan in action against Limerick's Adam English and Shane O'Brien. Photo: George Tewkesbury/Sportsfile

Kilkenny's Pádraic Moylan in action against Limerick's Adam English and Shane O'Brien. Photo: George Tewkesbury/Sportsfile

Limerick's Aidan O'Connor in action against Kilkenny's Denis Walsh. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Limerick's Aidan O'Connor in action against Kilkenny's Denis Walsh. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Limerick goalkeeper Conor Hanley Clarke tries to keep the sliotar in play, but Kilkenny were awarded a point. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Limerick goalkeeper Conor Hanley Clarke tries to keep the sliotar in play, but Kilkenny were awarded a point. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Kilkenny celebrate after their victory. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Kilkenny celebrate after their victory. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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Kilkenny's Pádraic Moylan in action against Limerick's Adam English and Shane O'Brien. Photo: George Tewkesbury/Sportsfile

There was a time, not so long ago either, when the Kilkenny public seemed like they had been numbed to the sensation of winning All-Irelands, such was their frequency.

The hurling world has turned. These are comparatively leaner times. The trophy hoarders are now giants dressed in green, rather than striped, jerseys.


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