Limerick managed to turn the world of hurling on its head with a stunning victory over champions Galway in today’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling final.
What a win and what a way to do it!
Limerick well and truly rose to the occasion following a lengthy spell without a Liam MacCarthy Cup to take home.
There was a massive outpour of emotion from the Limerick support – with the live reaction from the Gaelic Ground an absolute must-see, and Twitter was awash with fans – both of Limerick and beyond – who were letting their feelings be known on what was a special day for the sport.
No words! This is for my Dad. We were heartbroken in 94. Today that heartache was put to bed. Thinking of you & indeed all our friends & family no longer with us who deserved this. History is rewritten. #limerick Liam is coming home…..#LuimneachAbú pic.twitter.com/v4hUJ6k4V6
— Mayor Daniel Butler (@DanielButlerFG) August 19, 2018
I’ve seen it, but I’m still not sure I believe it. Limerick – All Ireland hurling champions for the first time since 1973. Incredibly happy and proud ??
— Tom English (@BBCTomEnglish) August 19, 2018
What a game, what an end to an unreal season of hurling. Fair play limerick, deserving winners and great to see the delight it spread among the supporters. Galway showed amazing ability to battle back. Savage stuff. #GALvLIM #GAA
— Damian Rossiter (@roosterali23) August 19, 2018
DREAMS. IMPOSSIBLE TO IGNORE. How could you not be thrilled for Limerick! A cliffhanger! All Ireland champions for the first time in many people’s lifetimes. ?
— John Duggan (@JohnDugganSport) August 19, 2018
It's not everyday that Limerick win an All Ireland and United lose to Brighton. If Carlsberg did Sunday's.
— Sean O' Donovan (@henriksen1) August 19, 2018
I’m so happy for Limerick! A great end to a fantastic Summer of Hurling and beating Tipp, Cork,Waterford,Kilkenny and Galway this season no one can dispute Limerick are worthy Champions. #GALvLIM #AllIrelandFinal #SundayGame
— Julianne Fogarty (@JulesFogarty) August 19, 2018
Well done Limerick! Wow what a game!
— Pauline Swatman (@pollyann82) August 19, 2018
Croker is on fucking wheels!!!! Liam is heading for Limerick. Unreal
— Rory's Stories (@RorysStories) August 19, 2018
Delighted for Limerick. Great people for getting behind their teams. Incredible scenes. Good luck trying to analyse that game!
— Ronan O Gara (@RonanOGara10) August 19, 2018
Wow Limerick take a bow , what a performance ??????????#GALvLIM
— John Casey (@jc1600sport) August 19, 2018