The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick has congratulated the Limerick hurlers on winning their second All-Ireland Senior Hurling title in three years, while also securing the Munster Championship and National League titles and going the year unbeaten.
Mayor Michael Collins said: “2020 has been such a difficult year for many but it has been made that bit brighter thanks to the Limerick hurlers, and winning the final today, is an unbelievable Christmas present. What a great way to finish the year on such a positive note.”
“The team performed with such determination and skill in the match and their self-belief and grace under pressure shone through. They showed their true colours and the pride they have in the green of Limerick.”
“On behalf of the people of Limerick, I would like to thank them for brightening up our Autumn and Winter with this amazing All-Ireland journey. They have given us something to talk about and support other than Covid-19. It is not just the win that fills us with pride, it is the manner in which the team and management conduct themselves on and off the pitch.”
“While I would like nothing more than to host a homecoming this year, it is not possible and instead I ask supporters to show their appreciation to the team on social media.”
"The absence of a homecoming doesn’t lessen the support and respect that we have for the Limerick hurling team and management”.
“We will celebrate the team’s fantastic achievements in 2021 when it is safe to do so.”
“I would also urge all Limerick supporters to celebrate this magnificent win in a safe manner and continue to follow the guidelines around Covid-19."