Having won just two games from five in the League, Limerick faced Offaly on this day in 2007, attempting to avoid relegation to the third tier of hurling. A four point lead at half time saw Limerick look like they were in for a tough battle, but Offaly fell away in the second period, allowing Limerick to run up an impressive 6-20 to 1-18 win.
The Limerick team, managed by Richie Bennis, were to embark on a summer to remember, with a trilogy against Tipperary on the horizon and it may have been this game, played in McDonagh Park, Nenagh, which kickstarted their season.
Sean O'Connor topped the scoring charts with 2-3, while Barry Foley raised two green flags of his own. Andrew O'Shaughnessy notched 1-4 (1-2 from placed balls)
The referee on the day was J Ryan from Tipperary.