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Twitter Reacts To Historic Free-Taking Between Limerick And Clare

If you weren’t tuned into TG4 this evening, you missed a historic one for hurling.

Limerick and Clare couldn’t be separated after 100 minutes of hurling and were forced to partake in a free-taking competition to determine a winner.

Clare controlled much of this game and in each of the three different sections of game-time, however, Limerick just refused to throw in the towel.

In normal time Limerick rallied in the second half to claw back at a lead and force the game into extra-time.

With a three-point lead and seconds remaining in extra-time, it looked as though the Banner had finally seen off Limerick.

Diarmaid Byrnes had other plans however and slotted home a 21 yard free with the last puck of the ball to force yet another period of extra-time.

With the Banner once again leading in the second period of extra-time, Limerick somehow managed to pull together one last time and earn a free.

The free was converted by Aaron Gillane and now those watching the game were in for a treat.

For the first time in the competition’s history, this NHL quarter-final was decided by a free-taking competition.

With both sides converting all five of their original frees, this competition even needed extra-time.

Eventually, Colin Ryan slotted home a winning free to see Limerick advance to the semi-finals.

As you would expect, Twitter loved every second of this drama.

Of course, there were some who saw the competition as an unfair way to determine a winner.

Did you think this was a fair way to decide the game? It may certainly have been the most exciting way for the neutral.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.