Limerick supporters around the world are in dreamland after their 45-year wait for the Liam MacCarthy Cup ended with a heart-stopping one-point victory over Galway this afternoon.
Many people have taken to Twitter to congratulate John Kiely and his players on their long-awaited All-Ireland victory, which will be celebrated for several weeks to come.
Congratulations Limerick https://t.co/zIrzYOp35k- Dónal Óg Cusack (@DonalOgC) August 19, 2018
So much to love about that Limerick team and performance, but mainly hard work, playing for each other and never giving up, typified by Shane Dowling. Congrats, well deserved and the Cranberries belting out in Croker the cherry on top.- Jackie Tyrrell (@MrJackieTee) August 19, 2018
The Limerick fans should have been allowed their day on the hallowed turf. What a performance and credit to Galway for how they came back but today belongs to Limerick. #2018HurlingFinal- Steven McDonnell (@StevenMcD13) August 19, 2018
Wow.... that ended up very tense! Massive congrats @LimerickCLG what a feeling that must be for the whole county!- Darran O'Sullivan (@Darransull86) August 19, 2018
Unreal game yet again. What courage from Galway and the great Joe Canning to fight back from the dead but credit has to go to Limerick for holding out when they must of been thinking is it going to happen again. Limerick enjoy the craic- Kieran Donaghy (@starryboy14) August 19, 2018
Shane Dowling with the the quote of the year. "I now say to the fans, can yeee go absolutely mental"- Alan O'Mara (@AOMTHECAT) August 19, 2018
The hurling God's have answered our call. At last the famine is over. Generations of the living & the dead will rest easy tonight @TheSundayGame- Martin Kiely (@MartinKiely1) August 19, 2018
Limerick beat the last three All-Ireland champions (Galway, Tipperary and Kilkenny), the reigning Munster champions (Cork) and last year's All-Ireland runners-up (Waterford) to win Liam MacCarthy. Worthy champions without a doubt.- Paul Dollery (@PaulDollery) August 19, 2018
What an amazing win for Limerick. Well done Galway but this means so much to Limerick people. Fantastic- Pat Shortt (@Pat_Shortt) August 19, 2018
I said last year that I didn't think John kiely was the man to lead limerick. I take it back.!!what a job he's done with them.and they made loads of mistakes but he's instilled a belief that's unbreakable.- Eoin Larkin (@11larky) August 19, 2018
2018 Hurling Championship has been absolutely incredible!! And Limerick were unreal for the majority of it and deserve it 110%!! Incredible incredible incredible!!! can't wait for 2019 already! #gaafamily- AussieGleeson (@AussieGleeson) August 19, 2018
A great day to be Irish- Joe Brolly (@JoeBrolly1993) August 19, 2018
PARTY TIME It's been a long time coming, so Shane Dowling is calling on the Limerick fans to celebrate in style........ pic.twitter.com/cmlQsq5Qhu- Sky Sports GAA (@SkySportsGAA) August 19, 2018
DREAMS. IMPOSSIBLE TO IGNORE. How could you not be thrilled for Limerick! A cliffhanger! All Ireland champions for the first time in many people's lifetimes.- John Duggan (@JohnDugganSport) August 19, 2018