LIAM 12 (2 DVDs)



As the 2012 season approached, Kilkenny were reigning All Ireland Hurling Champions. They issued an early warning to any pretenders to their throne, with a League Final win over Cork in May. In Leinster any threat was most likely to come from Galway or Dublin but the Dubs recent revival seemed to have gone into reverse in the league, ending in relegation. And that was the way it transpired as the challenge to Kilkenny was left to Galway. And, boy, did they rise to it. The Leinster final, Galway v Kilkenny, will long be remembered in the folklore of hurling as Canning and Co. put on a display that was truly awesome. Fair to say the match turned the 2012 hurling championship on its head and now it was Galway catching the headlines and laying down the marker.

Munster hurling had one amazing backdrop in the 2012 – of the five contenders four counties had a new manager at the helm. The iconic Jimmy Barry Murphy had taken over the helm in Cork. Davy Fitzgerald returned to his native Clare and was replaced in Waterford by one of their own, Michael Ryan. Ex Cork supremo was appointed to up the challenge from Limerick and that left Tipperary, with Declan Ryan in charge, as the only side with the same manager as 2011. Would all these managerial changes result in some fresh Munster challenges in the quest for LIAM or would Kilkenny and Galway hog that script? And, oh yes, there was another continuing storyline in the 2012 annals – the legend that is Henry Shefflin!

On This Double DVD
Disc 1
Highlights from:
· Munster Final: Tipperary v Waterford
· Semi-Finals: Galway v Cork, Kilkenny v Tipperary
· Minor Final: Tipperary v Dublin
Full Match: Leinster Final: Galway v Kilkenny
Disc 2
Highlights from:
· All Ireland Final: Kilkenny v Galway (draw)
Full Match: All Ireland Final Replay: Kilkenny v Galway
BONUS: Henry Shefflin: Setting The Record – this is a special 9 minute tribute to the ‘King’ tracking his 9 winning finals with at least 1 magic moment of action from each.

All of the big guns and a few surprises are still in the field as the summer progresses. And with the quality of football noticeably high, the destination of Sam Maguire in 2009 becomes increasingly impossible to call.
Disc 1 – Highlights of some Provincial matches and Provincial Finals, highlights of All Ireland Minor and Under 21 Finals
Disc 2 – Highlights of some qualifiers, quarter-finals, semi-finals and final
Narrated by Evanne NiChuilinn

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