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18/10/2021

Photographic memoir of Limerick's All-Ireland hurling success is officially launched

Photographic memoir of Limerick's All-Ireland hurling success is officially launched

Cllr Daniel Butler, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick with Limerick hurlers; Peter Casey, Darragh O'Donovan and William O'Donoghue at the launch of at the launch of Back 2 Back. PIC: Sportsfile

A new photographic memoir chronicling Limerick’s All-Ireland hurling success in 2020 and 2021 has been officially launched.

‘Limerick Back 2 Back’ was officially launched by Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr Daniel Butler this Monday at the Limerick City and County Council offices at Merchants Quay.

Sponsored by Limerick City and County Council, the 168 page book is made up of images captured by Sportsfile’s team of photographers as they followed Limerick as they regained the Liam MacCarthy Cup in an unusual and fan-free Croke Park in December 2020, and then retained the title in the summer of 2021.

Produced in conjunction with GAA writer Damian Lawlor and endorsed by the Limerick GAA County Board, the book is on sale from all usual outlets and online and is priced at just €19.95.

“We are in the middle of a golden period for Limerick hurling at present and we are so grateful to the panel and management for their skill, drive and commitment which are the envy of the country. Their hard work and dedication has resulted in three All-Ireland’s in four years with back to back victories in 2020 and 2021," said Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Daniel Butler.

“These victories have given the people of Limerick enormous joy and delight, coming especially in a time of confusion and uncertainty. This new book is a fantastic memoir to have and peruse. The skill and poise of the Limerick players is expertly captured by the Sportsfile photographers, allowing us to relive those wonderful times once again," said Mayor Butler.

Ray McManus, founder of Sportsfile was also present at the launch.

“Back 2 Back is the culmination of two years’ work and we hope it quantifies in pictures and words the amazing effort of the Limerick panel in achieving back to back victories. We are especially grateful to the Mayor and Limerick City and County Council for supporting Limerick Back 2 Back as the Council’s support will allow the book sell at a very competitive price, €19.95," said McManus.

Limerick Back 2 Back is available in shops across Limerick and online from sportsfile.com

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