Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League sees a re-run of last summer’s All-Ireland hurling final between Limerick and Cork. It’s a league fixture with a significant history in recent years.
Last year, Limerick snapped out of a poor start to their campaign by comfortably winning the league meeting of the counties, which came a matter of weeks before their Munster semi-final in which they repeated that success if not convincingly.
The scale however of the All-Ireland final defeat inflicted on Cork in August has created an assumption that Kieran Kingston’s team need to find some form of redemption.
This year the counties commence their Munster round-robin campaign against each other on Easter Sunday.
Although incapacitated by the injury that would end his career in 2019, Paul Browne was vice-captain for the 2018 breakthrough. He says that confidence has certainly been a major factor in approaching …