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The Breakdown – GAA Weekend in Review

Already recognised as one of the great teams hurling as ever seen, there was yet more history for Limerick in Thurles on Sunday when they secured a sixth successive Munster title. And they now sit just two games away from an unprecedented five-in-a-row of All-Ireland crowns, an achievement that would put them out on their own.

But as John Kiely’s men look to assert their authority on the championship, is there anyone who can emerge from the chasing pack to challenge? Beaten in the last two All-Ireland finals, Kilkenny put together their best performance of the year so far when blowing Dublin away in Saturday night’s Leinster final.

Micheál Donoghue’s side looked to be improving rapidly but the Cats were far too good in Croke Park and move into an All-Ireland semi-final with a pep in their step.

And while hurling took centre stage, there was action in the football championship, where Laois survived a scare against New York with just eight teams still in contention for the Tailteann Cup .

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