4 DAYS TO G0
GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final
Sunday 17th July
Páirc an Chrócaigh
Cill Chainnigh v Luimneach
Referee: Colm Lyons (Corcaigh) (E.T. if Necessary)
Note: If level after extra time, the game will go to a replay, which will be played on Saturday 30th of July
Limerick are bidding to join an exclusive club, occupied by counties that have won three successive All-Ireland titles. It was previously achieved by Kilkenny in 1911-12-13 and 2006-07-08; Cork in 1892- 93-94; 1941-42-43, 1952-53-54 and 1976-77-78; Tipperary in 1898- 99-1900; 1949-50-51. *Brian Cody, who is in his 24th season as Kilkenny manager, leads them into an All-Ireland final for the 19th time.
They have won 11, lost 5 and drawn 2 of the previous 18. Under his watch, it’s 6-1 to Kilkenny in championship meetings with Limerick. *John Kiely is in his sixth season as Limerick manager and is bidding to lead them to a fourth All-Ireland win. *Limerick have won their last two All-Ireland finals by a total of 27 points (11 v Waterford 2020; 16 v Cork 2022). *Limerick’s last defeat in the championship was in 2019 when they were beaten by a point by Kilkenny in the All-Ireland semi-final. Since then they have gone 15 games unbeaten. *This is only the second time in the last ten years that the Leinster and Munster champions have met in the All-Ireland final. The only other meeting was in 2016 when Tipperary beat Kilkenny.