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John Kiely Reveals Details Of Keith Earls’ Limerick Visit

Just over 10 days separate Limerick from winning their first All-Ireland Senior Hurling title since 1973. 

Of course, they have one huge obstacle in the way to finally end 45 years of hurt, reigning champions Galway.

The Tribesmen are rightly favourites for the August 19 clash but the Treaty County will take confidence from their run to the final and their victory over Galway in the league this year.

John Kiely and his management team will be making sure no stone has been left unturned in their preparations and the Limerick Bainisteoir welcomed in Munster and Ireland rugby star Keith Earls to speak to his players.

This meeting was originally revealed by Conor Murray last week at Munster Rugby’s jersey launch at Fota Island in Cork.

Earls, a proud Limerickman himself, provided his support by speaking to his players of his experiences throughout his career.

“He called in to say hello and give us a bit of support,” John Kiely told Sky Sports. “He had a chat with the lads, a very informal chat really. He just sat down and had a chat, maybe told us a few experiences that he had along the way in his career.

“We have a lot of young players, so if they can listen to another player from another code then it’s a nice opportunity for them. But it was only a very brief encounter, and he’s just been following us since.

“It was just nice to meet him and for the lads to meet him and for them to hear his experiences. For him to drop in and say hello and to offer his support, it was a nice thing for him to do.”

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