Limerick become Munster hurling champions – celebrations through city

Limerick is enjoying the mother of all parties tonight, after the county’s hurlers were crowned Munster Champions.

Pubs across the city and county came alive with songs and revelry, as celebrations were set to go on into the small hours.

The city centre reflected green glory, as the council’s bid to get businesses to display the county colours paid off.

Limerick players and manager John Allen celebrate in the winning dressingroom

Limerick players and manager John Allen celebrate in the winning dressingroom (pic: independent.ie)

For the first time since 1996, Limerick became Munster hurling champions, seeing off Cork by 0-24 to 0-15.

And the minor team also remains firmly in the hunt for All Ireland Glory after coming from eight points down to rescue a thrilling 2-19 each draw with Waterford in the dying minutes. They will replay on Tuesday week.

Although Cork shaded the first half of the senior game, the dismissal of full-forward Pa Horgan just before the break cleared the way for a Limerick win which prompted an outpouring of emotion at a packed Gaelic Grounds.

As members of the 42,730 -strong crowd made their way back into town, dreams were in the air of All-Ireland glory.

The Treatymen will first have to get through a tough semi-final at Croke Park on August 18 – but after today’s events, the belief is that anything is possible.

Caherdavin man John Giltenan, who travelled from London to watch the game said: “I would not want to get too cocky: but at the same time, it is a very realistic possibility.”

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