MISS Limerick, Grace Walsh has shown her county colours by donning the Limerick jersey ahead of Sunday’s titanic clash against Kilkenny.
Like the hurlers, the 22-year-old beauty therapist from Rhebogue went to Dublin to represent Limerick with pride in the All-Ireland of beauty pageants - Miss Ireland.
Now she is backing the boys in green to do the business against the Cats!
Grace isn’t the only person to put on a jersey from Limerick Sports Store in William Street.
Store manager, Christy Williams says there has been a big pick-up in sales starting from before the Wexford game and continuing this week.
“We’ve had a very good run so far this week. All ages have been in to us. We have full stocks including the three different jerseys - green, white and blue - as well as the pink ones. The polo shirts have been very popular too,” said Christy.
He is well placed to gauge the mood ahead of the game.
“There’s a great buzz around, a very confident buzz. People are getting ready for Croke Park and we expect a busy few day coming up to Saturday evening,” said Christy.
A new addition, expertly modelled by Grace who at five foot eleven inches tall would be very handy on the pitch, is a hurley with a green bas.
“Sean Torpey in Sixmilebridge has made them for us with a green bas. It is special paint that doesn’t come off. They’ve been very popular with tourists,” said Christy.