Statement on behalf of Limerick Senior Hurling Management and Backroom Team

Re: Retirement of Shane Dowling

The Limerick Senior Hurling management and backroom team would like to acknowledge the tremendous contribution made by Shane Limerick hurling over the last eight years.  Shane has always worn the jersey with pride and distinction.  His fantastic array of skills, coupled with incredible peripheral vision, nerves of steel, creativity and a killer instinct making Shane a forward to be feared.

Unfortunately, over the last couple of years Shane’s knee injuries have deteriorated and their impact ever increasing.  Whilst we always hoped that he would be able to make a recovery for the 2020 campaign, it has now become clear that this will not be possible for Shane.

We thank him for all the incredible memories he has given us over the years.  His unerring accuracy, free taking, penalty taking, flicks, laser passes, leadership and so much more.  When a big moment was required Shane was a player you could depend on to produce a piece of magic.  These moments of leadership are what separates the good player from the great player.

Shane is a tremendous example and inspiration to all young players who aspire to play for Limerick.  He was always extremely generous with his time for our younger supporters and he was always a favourite of theirs.

We want to wish hm the very best in his future endeavours off the pitch and hopefully we will see him in action for his club Na Piarsaigh once more in the near future.

Thanks for the memories Shane.

Luimneach Abú.

Limerick Senior Hurling Management & Backroom Team.