Limerick GAA is now counting the cost of the pitch invasion that greeted Limerick’s first Munster SHC title since 1996.

Three people have taken personal injury claims against the association after “falls or slips” on the field as close to 30,000 Limerick fans cheered their new hurling heroes. As well as the financial hit to the GAA, the claims are also likely to ensure the heralded scenes of celebration are stamped out in future years at the Limerick GAA headquarters.

Mike O’Riordan, Limerick GAA secretary, said: “The pitch invasion at the Gaelic Grounds after the Munster senior hurling final has produced a number of claims against the stadium — obviously this is very disappointing after what was a memorable day.”

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