What a game that was.
This game was sure to be cut-throat from the off and that is exactly what it proved to be as Laois and Limerick went at it in Nenagh in this All-Ireland replay.
Again, nothing could separate these sides in the first-half, finishing 1-3 apiece at the break.
However it was the second half where Laois’s brilliance shone. Three goals within a matter of minutes would prove the difference to leaving Alice Walsh climb the steps to collect the coveted trophy.
Captain Walsh set up her second goal of the day, sending in a ball which Limerick goalkeeper Sarah Gillane saved, only to have Laois corner-forward Éireann Cole fly in and hit the net from the rebound.
Clodagh Tynan grabbed Laois’s third goal less than 40 seconds later from a long range shot from 40 yards out to make it Laois 3-4 Limerick 2-3 after 42 minutes.
St Brigid’s woman Shona Jones made it four goals to Laois as she half-volleyed the sliotar into the net, leaving eight between them.
And now for those of you who weren’t there, or for those who would like to see it all over again, match highlights are here.
Thanks to Brian O’Sullivan for sending these brilliant highlights our way.