AFTER 45 YEARS of shattered dreams, Limerick are the All-Ireland senior hurling champions once again.

John Kiely’s side beat Galway by a single point, 3-16 to 2-18, after the defending champions came up short in their attempt to pull off a most remarkable comeback at the death.

There was no shortage of stars in green with 20-year-old Kyle Hayes in particular distinguishing himself with four points from play.

Declan Hannon turned in a captain’s performance from the heart of the Limerick defence while Mike Casey was immense in marking Johnny Glynn until injury forced the Na Piarsaigh man off with 20 minutes to play.

Joe Canning was at the heart of Galway’s remarkable comeback, finishing with 1-10, including a blistering free in additional time which put the Tribesmen on the brink of the impossible.

Who was man of the match in today’s All-Ireland senior hurling final?

Poll Results:

Kyle Hayes (2874)

Declan Hannon (1719)

Joe Canning (1093)

AN Other (425)

Cian Lynch (420)

Mike Casey (395)

Padraig Mannion (195)

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