How Twitter reacted to Limerick’s win over Tipperary

Nickie Quaid celebrates with Limerick supporters after the game.
Twitter came alive on Sunday evening after Limerick’s win over Tipperary in the Munster hurling championship - here we pick out some of the best tweets.

Twitter came alive on Sunday evening after Limerick’s win over Tipperary in the Munster hurling championship - here we pick out some of the best tweets.

SHANE DOWLING @DOWLERZNAP

“Great support in Thurles from the die hards!! No doubt ye pulled us over the line #munsterfinal #luimneachabu”

Limerick’s scoring hero Shane Dowling pays tribute to the Limerick supporters. Somehow, we reckon his tally of 2-8 was a factor too but he was too modeest to say it

CATHAL MACCOILLE @CATHALMACCOILLE

“Dowling gets the ball. Only the goalie to beat. Runs away from goal? Shoots. GOAL! Don’t do the obvious. #Limerick #hurling Great game and win.”

RTE News broadcaster Cathal MacCoille can’t see the logic in Shane Dowling’s decision making but is well impressed with the outcome nonetheless

DECLAN HANNON @DECHANNON

“Enjoyed that one! Onwards and upwards, no one trick ponies anymore! #Believe”

Limerick forward Declan Hannon was thrilled afterwards that Limerick showed they weren’t a one-hit wonder. We get the feeling that he’s looking forward to the Munster final too

ADARE VILLAGE @ADAREVILLAGE

“Fantastic win for Limerick, well done to Adare’s @DecHannon and @waggymc”

The people in Adare were delighted win and proud of their local lads. Rightly so, too

EDDIE BRENNAN @NEDZERB13

“Some heart shown by Limerick today. Just refused to lie down great quality to have in a team”

Sunday Game analyst Eddie Brennan didn’t think Limerick had a chance before the game but he was well impressed afterwards

KEVIN O’DONOGHUE @WALLYOD

“Sure Tipp preferred to beat Limerick in the football anyway. #gaa”

Kevin O’Donoghue, with tongue firmly in cheek, reckoned that Tipp will be happy with their weekend given that their footballers were too good for Limerick on Saturday evening

LIAM AHERNE @LAHERNE95

“And still they won’t go home ... some win. I’m hoarse. I need medicinal Heineken.”

Live 95FM commentator Liam Aherne tweeted a photo of supporters still on the pitch long after the game had ended. After a tough day’s work, he had a bit of a thirst on him

AINE O’REILLY @BOUNCER05

“Delighted for Limerick especially @TJRyan03 when everyone was waiting for him and the lads to fail and have a hop off them.”

Hardcore Limerick supporter Aine O’Reilly is delighted for Limerick, and particulalry manager TJ Ryan

DARRAGH DROOG @DROOGIED

“Now that’s inspiring stuff. Men that people can identify with and meet unlike pro soccer #LimerickGAA #Proud #MunsterFinal”

Darragh Droog was well proud of Limerick’s effort

DAVE MAHEDY @DAVIDMAHEDY

“Now that’s how to answer your critics on the PITCH. Well done @LimerickCLG fantastic finish #Munsterchampions”

Dave Mahedy, who would have seen Limerick train up close in UL, was delighted the side proved their doubters wrong and finish like champions

HENRY MARTIN @HENRYMARTIN1

“Donal O’Grady (Cork) did not see that coming I suspect. If he did he might have hung around #DirectHurling”

The whole Donal O’Grady saga seems so long ago now but Henry Martin speaks for many when he ponders what the Corkman might be thinking now

OWEN WEBB O’ROURKE @OWENWEBBOROURKE

“Is there anything in the world better than this? Heroes one and all #Luimneachabu”

Kilmallock’s Owen Webb O’Rourke was savouring that winning feeling

PAUL FOLEY @PFOLEY194

“Fully deserved win by the Munster champions @limerickgaa. Massive pride displayed in Limerick jersey today”

Paul Foley was well impressed with Limerick. He wasn’t the only one

JEROME O’CONNELL @JEROMESPORT

“We came, we saw, we conquered. Limerick. Limerick. Limerick.”

We leave the last word to the Limerick Leader’s Jerome O’Connell. That just about sums it up

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