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[ # ] Limerick’s last final appearance in 1996
August 14th, 2007

Kicking off the All Ireland build-up we can have a quick look back at Limerick’s last All-Ireland final apperance which was in 1996 when Wexford beat them thanks to Tom Dempsey’s goal, 1-13 to 0-14. I was at that game and just came across the programme from it so here’s the Limerick team sheet from that day.

Limerick team in 1996 final

Mark Foley is amazingly still flying at wing back 11 years later and Barry Foley is also still on the panel having been at wing forward that day.

Interestingly in the mini sevens that day was a certain James Fitzpatrick from Ballyhale in Kilkenny… sound familiar? Have a look at the list here and you’ll see there’s a couple of other familar names there too, including Declan Coulter from Armagh who played in the Nicky Rackard final on Saturday last.

1996 final mini sevens players

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[ # 740 ] Comment from [August 14, 2007, 9:24 pm]

Well spotted on ‘cha’ - loved that limerick team- full of characters - think that was the year they came back from 10 points down at half time against tipp as well

[ # 889 ] Comment from Betweentheposts [August 21, 2007, 2:52 pm]

Well spotted. I also see a Rory Jacob from Wexford,
One and the same I’d say.
Great site by the way

[ # 891 ] Comment from Larry [August 21, 2007, 3:44 pm]

Cheers. There’s a few other names there, including the camogie girls, that I think have played senior level. It’d be interesting to look through all the mini sevens players and see how many of them ending up playing senior and even ended up back in croke park again!

[ # 951 ] Comment from Dave [August 23, 2007, 6:21 pm]

There’s a ‘Pat Short’ in the mini-sevens as well. It says he’s with Upperchurch National Scholl, Tipperary…I wonder!!!

[ # 974 ] Comment from Larry [August 24, 2007, 12:34 pm]

Ha ha that be d’unbelievable. The Pat Shortt was born back in 66 so I think he’s a bit old for that. Maybe a relative of his though

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