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Limerick GAA
Limerick crest.gif
Irish: Luimneach
Province: Munster
Nickname(s): The Shannonsiders/
The Treaty County
County colours: Green and White
Ground(s): Páirc na nGael, Limerick
Dominant sport: Hurling
NFL: Division 4
NHL: Division 1
Football Championship: Sam Maguire Cup
Hurling Championship: Liam McCarthy Cup
Ladies' Gaelic football: Brendan Martin Cup
Camogie: O'Duffy Cup
Standard colours

The Limerick County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) (Irish: Cummann Luthchleas Gael Coiste Luimneach) or Limerick GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in County Limerick. The county board is also responsible for the Limerick inter-county teams




Limerick's Andrew O'Shaughnessy (left) representing Munster in the 2008 Railway Cup hurling semi-final against Ulster

In 2007 Limerick beat Tipperary in a thrilling Munster Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final which is now known as the Trilogy, as it took 3 games to separate these close rivals. The final score line of the 2nd replay was 0.22 to 2.13 aet. 30,608 fans witnessed this now historic occasion as Limerick had not beaten Tipperary since 1996 or indeed won a match in the Munster Championship since their comeback against Waterford in 2001 which to a Munster Final they subsequently lost to their 'monkey on their back' or as Seamus Hickey referred to them as 'gorilla', Tipperary. However, Limerick subsequently lost the Munster Final to Waterford on the 8th July in Thurles. They regrouped and beat Clare (1:23 - 1:16) in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final on 29 July. Andrew O'Shaughnessy (Shaughs/Shocks) picked up the Man of the Match (MotM) award in this match. On the 12th August, they played Waterford in the Semi-Final. A rematch of the Munster Final a month previously. Fortunately for Limerick though, the result was not to be the same. A scoreline of 5:11 - 2:15 was enough to defeat the Deise Men. The goals came from Donie Ryan (2), Andrew O'Shaughnessy (2 - from play & a penalty) and Brian Begley (1). O' Shaughnessy once again picked up the MotM award for his fine display. On the 2 Sep 2007 in Croke Park, Limerick played in the All-Ireland Hurling Final. Lady Luck did not strike twice however and it was to be Kilkenny's day. Final score; Kilkenny 2-19 - 1-15 Limerick. In 2008, with many predicting Limerick would have another crack at both Munster and All-Ireland titles, Limerick were drawn against Clare in the first round of the championship. Clare defeated them on a score-line of 4-12 to 1-16. This meant that Limerick were now entered in a newly revised All-Ireland qualifying system against Offaly. Again Limerick were defeated, this time on a score-line of 3-19 to 0-18. With this defeat Limerick were now out of championship hurling. This left many wondering "Was the run of 2007 only a flash in the pan?".

Limerick Hurling Squad

No. Player Position Club
1 Brian Murray Goalkeeper Patrickswell
2 Damien Reale Right Corner Back Hospital-Herbertstown
3 Stephen Lucey Full Back Croom
4 Séamus Hickey Left Corner Back Murroe-Boher
5 Mark O'Riordan Right Half Back Croom
6 Brian Geary Centre Back Monaleen
7 Mark Foley Left Half Back Adare (captain)
8 Donal O' Grady Midfield Granagh-Ballingarry
9 Wayne McNamara Midfield Adare
10 Mike O'Brien Right Half Forward Glenroe
11 Ollie Moran Center Forward Ahane
12 Niall Moran Left Half Forward Ahane
13 Andrew O'Shaughnessy Right Corner Forward Kilmallock
14 Seanie O' Connor Full Forward Ahane
15 Donie Ryan Left Corner Forward Garryspillane
No. Player Position Club
16 Dave Bulfin Goalkeeper Mungret St.Paul's
17 David Breen Full Forward Na Piarsaigh
18 Damien Cosgrave Half Back Monaleen
19 Conor Fitzgerald Wing Forward Adare
20 Michael Fitzgerald Wing Forward Doon
21 Barry Foley Corner Forward Patrickswell
22 Peter Lawlor Half Back Croom
23 Denis Moloney Half Back Doon
24 Pauidí O'Dwyer Centre Back Kilmallock
25 Gavin O'Mahony Centre Back Kilmallock
26 Kieran O'Rourke Corner Back Bruree
27 Eoin Ryan Corner Forward Kilmallock
28 Donnacha Sheehan Corner Forward Adare
29 Kevin Tobin Half Forward Murroe-Boher
30 Pat Tobin Corner Forward Murroe-Boher
31 James Ryan Midfielder Garryspillane
32 Kevin Ryan Half Back Na Piarsaigh

Managerial History

Name Club From To All-Ireland titles Munster titles
Noel Drumgoole Na Piarsaigh 1977 1982 1980, 1981
Michael O'Grady Patrickswell 1982 1984
Noel Drumgoole Na Piarsaigh 1984 1986
Éamonn Cregan Claughaun 1986 1988
Liam O'Donoghoe
Donie Flynn
Tony Hickey
1988 1989
Phil Bennis Patrickswell 1989 1989
Liam O'Donoghoe
Donie Flynn
Tony Hickey
1989 1991
Phil Bennis Patrickswell 1991 1993
Tom Ryan Ballybrown 1993 1997 1994, 1996
Éamonn Cregan Claughaun 1997 2002
David Keane Adare 2002 2003
Pad Joe Whelahan Birr 2003 2005
Joe McKenna South Liberties 2005 2006
Richie Bennis Patrickswell 2006 2008
Justin McCarthy Passage West 2008 Present


All Ireland Championships:

Munster Championships:

Gaelic football


Club Competitions

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