Limerick's huge win all came down to one moment, and the internet loved it
This weekend is why so many people love hurling.
First we had the feast of hurling that was served up as Galway and Clare couldn't be separated.
On Sunday, we thought things surely couldn't live up to the day before. How wrong we were...
Limerick and Cork embodied everything which is good about the game of hurling. Heart, strength, skill, passion and a bit of luck were all shown at various times throughout the game as Limerick saw off a valiant Cork effort, but it took them 90 minutes to do it.
But the game might not even have made it that far and Limerick could be heading back down the M7 thinking what could have been and wondering what they have to do to finally make it back to the All-Ireland Final.
Step forward Nickie Quaid...
Seamus Harnedy got the ball in the square and following a little shimmy, went to bury the ball in the net and send Cork into the final.
But Nickie Quaid had other ideas, as he produced this fantastic bit of goalkeeping to deny the Cork star.
Check out this unbelievable save by Nickie Quaid! pic.twitter.com/Y3deg0CM18
— The GAA (@officialgaa) July 29, 2018
And of course, Twitter responded accordingly...
Nickie Quaid 👏👏
— Brendan Cummins (@BrenCummins1) July 29, 2018
Nicky Quaid - oh my god! What a save.....as good a moment as Peter Duggan’s point yesterday 😱😱👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #gaa
— Niamh Briggs (@niamhbriggs15) July 29, 2018
Nickey Quaid 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Can’t watch 🙈☘️
— Paudie O'Connor (@Paudie97) July 29, 2018
Nickie Quaid. Wow #GAA
— John Fogarty (@JohnFogartyIrl) July 29, 2018
— Shane Hannon (@ShaneHannon01) July 29, 2018
Unbelievable game of hurling this once again. And Limerick can put the win firmly on the shoulders of Nickie Quaid and that Conor Gormley-esque moment. Powerful stuff.
— Michael McIvor (@MichaelMcIvor85) July 29, 2018
Nickie Quaid that's top class goal keeping. Simply outstanding to deny Harnedy at the death!
What a game
What an atmosphere!!
This years hurling championship is the gift that keeps on giving#GAA #Cork #Limerick
— Brendan McTaggart (@bmct123) July 29, 2018
What a save by Nickie Quaid..hunger. Hurling the winner this weekend👀 #CorkVLimerick
— Ray Lynch (@raylynch32) July 29, 2018
We talk about points and goals been scored with moments of brilliance and skill but let's talk about that save from Nickie Quaid for a long time. That was just something special! #CORvLIM
— Derry O' Connor (@DerryOConnor) July 29, 2018