All-Ireland SHC Final Countdown – 1994 Offaly v Limerick

Offaly v Limerick - All-Ireland Hurling Final

Today we take a look back at the All-Ireland Hurling Final from twenty years ago, 1994 and the final between Offaly and Limerick  – also known as the 5 Minute Final.

Limerick settled into the match early and a first half tally of 2-02 for Damien Quigley and a powerful display from Ciaran Carey had them set up at the half-time break.

Offaly looked to be rejuvenated at the start of the second half, only for Limerick to start to pull away again and soon had a lead of five points.

With five minutes remaining Johnny Dooley stood a 21-metre free, against a goal-line packed with Limerick defenders,  but managed to fire it to the net to give the Leinster side a lifeline.

Within seconds Pat O’Connor had Offaly in front, after pulling on a ball around the square.

There was no stopping the faithful from their on in with further points from Johnny Dooley, John Troy,  and Billy Dooley sealing their famous win.