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Five Times Limerick Upset The Odds Since 2000

Munster Semi-Final 2nd replay 24/6/2007 Limerick vs Tipperary Limerick's Mike O'Brien and Niall Moran celebrate a late score Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Limerick take on Clare in their championship opener this Sunday, in a fixture which traditionally excites us. Not many give Limerick a chance however. Here we take a look at five times Limerick upset the odds since 2000. In recent times the popularity of rugby has slightly hindered the hurling. Still, that hasn’t stopped Limerick proving everybody wrong on a …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2016: Round 2

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We’re on to the semi-finals for Division 1 of the National Hurling League, and what a round of games it was. Limerick, Clare, Kerry and Cork were all underdogs in the eyes of the bookmakers this weekend, but pulled off upsets. Wexford came up just short of causing the shock of the round at home to Waterford. All in all, it …

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Limerick Hurlers Rocked As Seanie Tobin Quits Panel

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It has been a tough week for TJ Ryan and the Limerick hurlers. The Treaty lost in what was for all intents and purposes a promotion play-off against Clare on Sunday. In truth, they were out-fought by the Banner all over the park. TJ Ryan’s side must pick themselves up by Saturday week, when they face Dublin in the League quarter-final at …

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Pundit Arena Hurling Power Rankings 2016: Round 1

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The round robin stages of the National Hurling League are over, and we now turn to the knock-out section. The league is always a tricky one to call, and week-by-week form rarely shows a pattern. Here at Pundit Arena HQ, we will be running the hurling power-rankings throughout the season. Based on the performances of teams, we will see them …

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Three Teams Who Need A Big National Hurling League Campaign

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The National Hurling League is kicking off this weekend, and after a long winter’s break, intercounty sides finally get back into true competitive action. The league is always a tricky one. There is no proven recipe for summer success when it comes to the spring. Some sides opt for experimentation, while others go all out for silverware. It is probably …

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Limerick Stalwart Retires From Intercounty Hurling

It has been announced that Donal O’Grady has retired from intercounty hurling. The Granagh-Ballingarry man was instrumental for the Treaty over a 12 year intercounty career. He was midfield in the side that reached the All-Ireland final in 2007, and captained the team to the 2013 Munster title. Limerick manager TJ Reid confirms 2013 Munster winning captain Donal O’Grady has …

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PA Report Cards: All Ireland Hurling Championship (Part 1)

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John Ivory is here to dish out the first of our PA Report Cards, grading each team’s performances during this year’s All Ireland Hurling Championship. First under the microscope are Cork, Limerick and Clare. Cork It will be tough for Cork’s faithful to get the sour taste of last Sunday’s semi-final defeat to Tipperary out of their mouths, but once …

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Five Ways Limerick Hurlers Can Build on 2014

John Ivory discusses five ways the current Limerick hurlers can put the disappointment of their championship exit behind them and look to 2015 for success. The Limerick hurlers have just ended another successful year, albeit, in sickening defeat. Many will feel they have continued along the right trajectory towards success in the near future. In order to keep progressing towards …

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Kilkenny v Limerick – Three Talking Points

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Kilkenny face Limerick on Sunday in the first of the 2014 All-Ireland Senior Hurling semi-finals. Brian Barry looks at three talking points ahead of the game.  Will Limerick turn up? Limerick are a proud hurling county, but have a long history of flopping in Croke Park. Be it the 1994 All-Ireland, or, in more recent times, the 2009 All-Ireland semi-final against …

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The Limerick Hurlers’ Window Of Opportunity

Conor Hayes questions if this is the Limerick hurlers’ last chance at All Ireland hurling glory, as their window of opportunity begins to close. In football, the undisputed kings of heartbreak and despair are Mayo. To make seven All-Ireland in twenty- five years is an extraordinary achievement in itself, to lose them all is pretty astonishing too. The dubious honour in …

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Wexford v Limerick – Three Talking Points

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  Can Wexford improve? The Yellowbellies have been the story of the championship summer thus far, but against Limerick, they face their toughest test yet in knockout hurling. The victories over Clare and Waterford have been a big boost to hurling in the county, but both were perhaps easier than anticipated. Limerick, on the other hand, will be confident that …

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Spotlight on the Munster Championship: Limerick

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With the National Football and Hurling Leagues done and dusted for another year, the 2014 Championship is every county’s focus. John Ivory takes a look at the Munster teams and evaluates each county’s chances in both codes for the coming year in the Province. This week he looks at Limerick. The Footballers Manager: John Brudair The Limerick footballers head into …

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