This 98-year-old Limerick fan getting to lift the Liam MacCarthy cup was absolutely brilliant on the Late Late 1 year ago

This 98-year-old Limerick fan getting to lift the Liam MacCarthy cup was absolutely brilliant on the Late Late

Fantastic scenes.

There wasn't a single Limerick supporter that didn't feel incredibly proud of their county after they ended their 45 year All-Ireland wait by beating Galway by 3-16 to 2-18.

As previously reported, it's arguable that 98-year-old John Hunt is the most passionate supporter of the Treat County because he was there to watch the 1936 All-Ireland final and after moving to Chicago for the last 70 years, he wasn't going to let the distance get in the way of Limerick's famous day at Croke Park.

As the Late Late Show opened its new season, Hunt was in the front row to watch John Kiely and Declan Hannon talk about their remarkable year with Ryan Tubridy.

After introducing the panel to Mr Hunt, the massive hurling supporter recalled his memories of seeing Limerick in the 1936 showpiece. "I saw Mick Mackey going down that field with the sliotar in one hand and the hurl in the other, and the ref never saw him from one end of the field to the other," he joyfully said.

When asked what Limerick's win over Galway had meant to him, Hunt perfectly said; "If St. Peter gets me at the gate, I couldn't be happier."

At this point, Tubridy then asked Mr Hunt if he has ever held the Liam MacCarthy cup. He immediately said: "Let me hold it. Can I hold it?" before Declan Hannon handed it over to him along with a wonderful momentum, the sliotar from the final itself.

Great stuff.

Clip via - The Late Late Show