When all was said and done, Cian Lynch lifted Limerick’s 14th League title, and third under John Kiely, after defeating Kilkenny in the decider last Sunday.
The Treaty was in flying form, ultimately besting The Cats by 11 points in the end proving once again why they will be the team to beat come to the All-Ireland Championship.
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Despite the victory though Limerick manager John Kiely was disappointed with some aspects of his side’s play particularly the 20 wides that were shot during the game;
“It was a bit Jekyll and Hyde. There were good parts and there were some terrible parts. It’s a mixed bag in terms of reflections on it. We controlled parts of the game quite well. We had to work hard on their puck-out, particularly their short puck-out. It was causing us some difficulties and that was a bit of work for us to do. I do not know if we completely got it under control but we worked hard.”
“The wides were disappointing, absolutely. While we’re happy to have created those scoring chances, we need to be taking more of them. I’d say our shooting efficiency is the lowest that it’s been all year in that performance but at the same time, we’re very happy to be League champions.”
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All-Ireland Champions Limerick open their campaign against Waterford on the 23rd of April, but despite the break, Kiely didn’t plan on allowing his team to celebrate the league win;
“The boys will be feet up now, having a cup of tea this evening, the window is very short. As much as you’d like to give them a bit of freedom, they’ve had their chances over the last number of months.”
Hear the full interview on Scoreline Extra below: