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# Epic Summer
15 reasons why 2013 was the greatest hurling season of all time
2013 provided plenty of hurling highlights.

THE 2013 INTER-county hurling summer finally drew to a close with Saturday’s epic All-Ireland final replay between Clare and Cork.

Clare claimed the silverware to add to the All-Ireland U21 hurling title they garnered earlier this month.

Here’s 15 reasons why we reckon this was the greatest hurling summer of all time………

15. Live 95 FM’s excited commentary as Limerick defeat Tipperary


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14. Dublin’s two-game saga in Portlaoise against Kilkenny

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Pic: INPHO/James Crombie

13. The incredible atmosphere in Nowlan Park when Kilkenny met Tipperary

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Pic: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

12. Dublin claim their first Leinster title in 52 years

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Pic: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

11. Wexford’s dramatic extra-time win in the Leinster U21 final

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Pic: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

10. Kevin Moran’s Superman impression against Kilkenny

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9. The pitch invasion in the Gaelic Grounds as Limerick win the Munster title

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Pic: INPHO/James Crombie

8. That Podge Collins hand pass against Galway

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7. Cork and Dublin strike 27 scores in one half of hurling

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6. Antrim become the first Ulster team to reach an All-Ireland U21 hurling final

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Pic: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

5. Waterford end 65-year wait for All-Ireland minor title

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Pic: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

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4. Anthony Nash showing forwards everywhere how to score

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3. Patrick Horgan and Domhnall O’Donovan’s points at the end of the drawn All-Ireland final

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2. Eight goals in an epic All-Ireland hurling final replay

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Pic: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

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Pic: INPHO/Donall Farmer

1. Fitting champions as Clare claim senior and U21 triumphs

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Pic: INPHO/James Crombie

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Pic: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

Do you agree or disagree? Let us know what your highlights were in 2013 or if there has been a better hurling season.

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