Graeme Mulcahy keen for Limerick historic run to continue

Graeme Mulcahy keen for Limerick historic run to continue

Limerick's Graeme Mulcahy has admitted that he and the players are keen to make more history after their Munster final win.

Yesterday, the Limerick senior hurling team won a record sixth Munster Hurling Championship in a row on Sunday against Munster rivals Clare, and now another narrative to make more history this summer has become the main topic of discussion in hurling.

The Treaty's all-conquering side is now well-fancied to win another All-Ireland crown this summer, and it would take something special for another team to stop their quest for a record-breaking fifth successful Liam McCarthy crown come the end of the Championship season.

There were times when Limerick could only look on with envy at teams like Kilkenny, but the tables have turned firmly in favour of Limerick.

Mulcahy, one of the elder statesmen on the Treaty team, acknowledged Limerick's latest feat and added they were keen to keep the momentum going.

"From 1996 up to 2013, there was a bit of a drought, so to keep putting them back-to-back is a phenomenal achievement for this group of players.

"It's great for the supporters; they've been travelling in numbers all the time, but since 2018, they've been on some journeys, and we want to make that journey continue."

Limerick's ability to find a way is second to none, but there is also a blend of youth that is now experiencing the same winning feeling the older Limerick players have already felt.

Mulcahy has welcomed the challenge of the younger players and the transition that comes with it.

"We're constantly changing in terms of approaching each game differently; there are different players making different impacts. I'd be used to featuring a lot; you can see the likes of Adam English and Shane O'Brien coming to the fore more, as well as Cathal O'Neill. A lot of the youth are coming through that constant transition, building as we go.

"You're always looking over your shoulder; it's been like that for as long as I can remember. The likes of Donnacha Ó Dálaigh and Aidan O'Connor have been featuring a lot this year and really putting the pressure on."

Limerick's next game will be against one of either Offaly, Cork, or Dublin on July 7th.