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22 signs you’re a sports fan from Limerick

Whose the bigger legend – The Claw or The Bull?

22. They can talk about Lansdowne, Ravenhill and the RDS all they want but you know there’s only one home of Irish rugby

Pic: INPHO/James Crombie

21. You know if there was a GAA transfer market, every county would want to buy John Galvin

Pic: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

20. You know that the students of the county become dedicated race-goers every April at Greenmount Park


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19. You remember when the biggest Irish rugby games were played in Dooradoyle, Coonagh and Tom Clifford Park

Pic: INPHO/Billy Stickland

18. You’ve sang ‘Who put the ball in the Real Madrid net’ to Des Kennedy

Kennedy scored for Limerick FC against the Spanish giants in both legs of their clash in the European Cup in 1980.


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17. You’ve learnt that you can always run into a famous face when out for 18 holes in Adare

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16. You’ve roared these lads on from a ringside seat

Andy Lee

Pic: INPHO/Presseye/Russell Pritchard

Willie ‘Big Bang Casey

Pic: INPHO/Donall Farmer

15. Your heart has been broken in Munster football finals against Kerry

Muris Gavin is consoled as manager Liam Kearns walks nearby after the 2004 loss.
Pic: INPHO/Kieran Clancy

14. You thought the U21′s of 2000-2002 were going to rule the senior hurling world

Pic: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

13. You can’t decide which Michael Hourigan horse you preferred watching race – Beef Or Salmon…

Pic: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Or Doran’s Pride?

Pic: INPHO/Tom Honan

12. You wished lads like these had won an All-Ireland senior hurling medal before they retired

Carey and Kirby

Moran and Foley

11. You’ve seen Paulie put the Fear of God into opponents playing for Young Munster

Pic: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

10. You saw Big Sam pioneer his football tactics when in charge of Limerick FC

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9. You know Limerick hurling teams are in good shape when there’s a Quaid in goal

Tommy Quaid

Pic: INPHO/Billy Stickland

Joe Quaid

Pic: INPHO/Tom Honan

Nicky Quaid

Pic: INPHO/James Crombie

8. At Cheltenham, you see who JP has running and decide your bets from there

Pic: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

7. You thumbed a lift to Cardiff in 2006 and 2008, and made it back to O’Connell Street in time for the homecomings

Pic: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

6. You know that Richie Bennis made the hurling summer of 2007


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5. You can’t decide who is the bigger legend – The Claw…

Pic: INPHO/Patrick Bolger

Or The Bull?

Pic: INPHO/Patrick Bolger

4. With five minutes left in the 1994 All-Ireland final, you were dreaming of seeing Liam being lifted by a Limerick man

Go to 8.48


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3. You’re certain that this is the greatest hurling point of all time

Go to 10.03


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2. Your father swears blind that he was behind the goal at the All Blacks game in 1978


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1. And you were the only one who knew the 27-point win was in the bag on January 18th 2003

Pic: INPHO/Andrew Paton

21 signs you’re a sports fan from Clare

21 signs you’re a sports fan from Tipperary

21 signs you’re a sports fan from Waterford

16 signs you’re a sports fan from Cork

19 signs you’re a sports fan from Kerry

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