LIMERICK minor hurling manager Brian Ryan is hoping the county’s supporters will arrive at Croke Park early on Sunday in order to support his charges in their All-Ireland semi-final showdown with Galway.
Limerick bridged a 29-year gap when defeating Waterford in their Munster final replay at Semple Stadium last month.
This Sunday, Limerick will hope to secure an All-Ireland final showdown with the Deise when they face Galway in their high stakes semi-final clash at GAA headquarters at 1.30pm.
The Limerick senior side will lock horns with neighbours Clare in their senior semi-final meeting at Croke Park this Sunday at 3.30pm.
Brian Ryan said: “It would be great if as much Limerick support as possible arrived in for the first game. It is not that often that two Limerick sides are involved in All-Ireland semi-finals.
“Good support is vital. They are literally the sixteenth man. They were in Thurles the last night.
“The seniors have taken a lot of the limelight off our lads and it suits us. We have stayed just under the radar.
“We are doing our work, concentrating on ourselves and what we have to do. It is suiting us quite nicely.
“Winning the Munster title was super. It was great to get the hoodoo of the 29 years off our backs.
“We have parked that now and moved on and are in full preparation for the All-Ireland semi-final.”