On Sunday, Limerick will attempt to end 45 years of heartbreak when they take on Galway in the All-Ireland Senior hurling final at Croke Park.
1973 was the last time Limerick lifted the Liam MacCarthy Cup and we should expect a cracker in Dublin on Sunday at the country’s two best teams go head-to-head over 70 minutes.
In all sporting organisations across the country, there will be huge interest in one the highlights of the Irish sporting calendar and there will certainly be many watching from Munster Rugby.
The southern province are based out of the University of Limerick and with a healthy mix of Limerick and Cork-born players in the squad, there has been plenty of bragging from the Treaty contingent after they knocked Cork out at the semi-final stage.
Rory Scannell, a Corkman himself, believes that those from Limerick in the squad are merely just jumping on the bandwagon.
“There’s a good split alright. All the Limerick lads are jumping on the bandwagon obviously, they didn’t watch one game all year!
“As soon as they beat Cork in the semi, they’re all going up to the final now. It’s a bit of craic alright, obviously the Cork lads weren’t too happy about it!”
Scannell is a keen hurling man himself and he admits he was following Cork all summer in what was an excellent Munster championship although he reveals that he’s not looking forward to the ribbing if Limerick manage to win their first All-Ireland in 45 years.
“I was, I was watching them [Cork] all year. The Munster championship was great to watch, very competitive games so hopefully, Limerick don’t go on to win it now!”
Rory Scannell was speaking a the Eir Sport announcement that its first broadcast Cardiff Blues v Leinster will be made free to air to celebrate the channel becoming the NEW home of rugby in Ireland.