Kiely eyes back-to-back All-Irelands

John Kiely says Limerick have no intention of parting with the Liam MacCarthy Cup next year.

The Treaty County celebrated a first All-Ireland hurling success in 45 years last August, but thoughts are now beginning to turn to 2019 and the prospect of putting titles back-to-back.

“The guys have set extremely high standards in terms of what they expect from themselves for a performance and I don’t see that changing,” the Limerick manager told the Limerick Voice.

“They’re a young bunch of players who aren’t going to be happy to win an All-Ireland at 22 and not push on. They’ve got no Munster title, no National League title – there’s a lot of stuff they haven’t done that they’ll want to do at some point in their careers.

“They’ve already shown a great appetite and have plenty of experience of going back to the well again after minor and U21 All-Irelands – I think that will stand to them.”

Limerick’s Declan Hannon and Manager John Kiely celebrate with the Liam MacCarthy Cup.

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