Limerick takes Munster title in a game of two halves against Tipperary

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Limerick Takes Munster Title In A Game Of Two Halves Against Tipperary
In a remarkable second-half performance Kyle Hayes ran from his own 45 with purpose to put it in the back of the net
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Limerick pulled off a remarkable second-half performance to beat Tipperary 2-29 to 3-21, winning the Munster hurling title for the third time in a row.

At half-time Limerick were 10 points down, with Tipperary looking in command.

However, in a remarkable second-half performance Kyle Hayes ran from his own 45 with purpose to put it in the back of the net. It was all the more remarkable given the intensity of the 55 minutes of the game already played, in sweltering conditions. Limerick clocked up a score of 2-19 during the second half.

Amid temperatures of 26 degrees, Tipperary had initially dominated in what commentators were hailing as a masterclass with first-half goals from puck-outs. James Morris scored the first while John O'Dwyer found the net, putting the All Ireland champions under serious pressure. With only 7,000 in Cork to see the spectacle, the cheers for Tipperary rang around.

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However, Limerick to completely turn the tables in the second half. Just before the break, Aaron Gillane came on as sub and signalled a change in attitude, eventually scoring six points for his county. Goals from Seamus Flanagan and Kyle Hayes set the scene, but it was the sheer dominance across the pitch that will have made rivals wary.

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