How Twitter reacted to Limerick’s win over Tipperary

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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