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13 of Limerick’s best sporting moments in 2013

Munster hurling wins, Munster schools rugby wins and Paulie in starring form for Munster.

1. Limerick win a Munster senior hurling game for the first time since 2007 when they beat Tipperary

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Limerick’s Shane Dowling celebrates
Pic: INPHO/James Crombie

2. And Limerick Live 95FM commentator Liam Aherne’s reaction is pretty memorable

There’s great excitement when Donal O’Grady scores his late point.


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And then the final whistle is greeted in ecstatic fashion.


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2. Then in July, Limerick are celebrating the county’s first Munster senior hurling title in 17 years

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Pic: INPHO/James Crombie

4. The good times keep rolling with the county’s minor hurlers winning a Munster crown after a replay

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Limerick’s Richard English lifts the cup
Pic: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

5. Richie McCarthy becomes the 45th Limerick hurler to win an Allstar award

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Pic: Sportsfile/Paul Mohan

6. The Limerick footballers celebrate a Division 4 league title success

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Pic: INPHO/Donall Farmer

7. And there’s cause for celebration for Na Piarsaigh as they win the AIB Munster SHC club title

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8. In rugby, Paul O’Connell starred in Munster’s brilliant Heineken Cup quarter-final win over Harlequins

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Pic: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

9. Conor Murray is part of the triumphant touring Lions side to Australia

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Pic: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

10. Crescent CC were crowned Munster Schools Senior Cup champions last March in Thomond Park

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Pic: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

11. And Castletroy College won the Munster Schools Junior Cup title

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Pic: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

12. Top-level soccer returns to the city as Limerick FC finish 7th in the Airtricity League Premier Division

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Pic: INPHO/Donall Farmer

13. Michael O’Leary lead the way in helping the JT McNamara fund as he donated €200,000

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Pic: INPHO/James Crombie

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