Limerick county has a long hurling tradition, with names such as Mick Mackey, going down in hurling history and is still used to inspire the sport today.
Mick Mackey was born in Castleconnell, Co. Limerick on 12 July 1912. When he was seventeen he joined the Limerick Minor team. He joined the Senior team in the 1930-31 season and and won three All-Ireland medals (he captained the team on two of these occasions), five Munster medals and five National Hurling League medals.
Limerick is ranked fourth in overall champions of the Ireland Senior Hurling. It has won a total of eight games over 121 years.
The Irish Senior Hurling finals have been played annually (except for one year) since 1887. Ten years after the match was established in 1897, Limerick won the Ireland Senior Hurling finals for the first time.
After that they won again in 1918, 1921. Their most prolific period was when they won six times in the a six year period in 1934, 1936, 1940. Then there was a gap for thirty-three years before they won in 1973.
Update: Limerick won the All Ireland Senior Hurling Final in 2018 after beating Galway in the final by a score line of 3–16 to 2-18.
The Junior Limerick Hurling team won the Junior Hurling Finals four times on 1935, 1941, 1954 and 1957.
The following video was posted on YouTube in 2012. It captures some of the historic moments in Limerick hurling through photographs.