Limerick’s Graeme Mulcahy scored the first goal in today’s All-Ireland final, but it was not without some controversy.
It was an electric start to today’s final and you really could feel the tension in the air as both sides walked out.
There was a lot of history in this matchup and with Limerick’s lengthy drought from All-Ireland success, their support did their utmost to get their side in the frame of mind necessary to pull off the win.
And it was Limerick who took the early lead and also Limerick who registered the game’s first goal, courtesy of Graeme Mulcahy.
— The Sunday Game (@TheSundayGame) August 19, 2018
It wasn’t without some controversy, though, as Limerick’s Seamus Flanagan appeared to foul Galway’s David Burke just seconds before the goal.
The Galway fans were quick to express their outrage on Twitter.
Ref doing Galway no favours,Blatant foul in the lead up to the Limerick goal.
— Willie Grant (@WillieG10) August 19, 2018
— Cathy Power (@cathypower) August 19, 2018
— Eric Haughan (@Honcho68) August 19, 2018
2 dodgy calls in Limerick’s favor so far. 1 resulted in a goal the other stopped a Galway score. Ref needs to be better.
— Michael Gallagher (@itsskitime) August 19, 2018
Limerick player near gets head knocked off and duignan on tv sees no foul?
— patrick malone (@padraigmalone) August 19, 2018