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20th Aug 2018

WATCH: Hurler Cian Lynch catches a bottle of Buckfast, shakes it up and makes it rain on Limerick fans

Carl Kinsella


That’s Limerick City.

Limerick City is a sea of green and white tonight as the Treaty County celebrates the end of its 45-year wait for a win in the All-Ireland Hurling Final.

A hero’s welcome, 120,000 fans strong, has awaited the team’s open-top bus tour which is parading through the city with the long sought-after Liam MacCarthy Cup.

Of course, with that many Irish people in one place, celebrating something so meaningful, you can expect a few glorious moments of madness.

Luckily, Cian Lynch was there to provide the madness and Limerick Leader journalist Fintan Walsh was on hand to capture the scenes.

Some well-prepared fan tossed a bottle of Buckfast (the fact that it’s Buckfast makes it so much better, right?) up to the top deck, Lynch caught it, shook it up as if it were a bottle of champagne, and then gave the fans below a champagne shower. Except instead of champagne, it was fortified wine.

A thing of beauty:

One fan below the bus seemed to absorb most of the spillage, but he certainly didn’t seem to mind.