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11th May 2024

Hurling fans fuming as they miss Cork’s huge win against All-Ireland champions

Callum Boyle

Cork vs Limerick GAAGO

‘Pity 90 per cent of the country couldn’t watch it!’

Hurling fans have every right to feel like they’ve missed out after Cork stunned Limerick to keep their Munster Senior Championship hopes alive.

Nobody gave the Rebels the chance against the All-Ireland champions of last year however they stormed the first half, going into the break with an eight-point lead.

Limerick showed why they have been champions for the last four years however and valiantly fought back in the second half, but that didn’t deter Cork’s spirit and in the dying moments of the game, won a penalty that Patrick Horgan bravely converted to secure an all-important win.

To make the feat all the more impressive, it’s the first time Limerick have tasted defeat since losing to Clare on 29 April 2023.

Hurling fans outraged

Away from the action there has been plenty of debate over the lack of coverage of this weekend’s game on free-to-air TV.

Cork’s win was only available to watch behind a paywall on GAAGO, with RTÉ only contractually obliged to show the two provincial football games on Sunday, sparking outrage.

While many celebrated the Rebels’ victory, plenty were still annoyed at how many missed out on a major upset.

“What an incredible game of hurling and what a turnaround from Cork. Our national broadcaster should hang their heads in shame that this game was hidden on GAAGO,” wrote one fan.

A second commented: “Absolutely brilliant game of hurling down in Cork, pity 90% of the country couldn’t watch it!

“GAAGo is killing the country,” added a third.

“Injustice to the hurling community that LimerickVs Cork wasn’t on free to air tele today what are the Gaa thinking?

“Gaa Go preventing the common man from watching one of the great Munster championship games.”

Despite their win tonight, Cork will almost certainly still need to beat Tipperary next week to qualify – and even that may not be enough.

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