1973 All-Ireland Hurling Final: Limerick v Kilkenny
Limericks Greatest Day
2 September 1973 – Croke Park
Limerick 1-21 Kilkenny 1-14
The first time that the counties have met since 1940 and Limerick’s first final in that time. A coming team for the past couple of years, Limerick have beaten Tipperary in the Munster final and faced the All-Ireland champions full of confidence. Kilkenny are severely under-strength with four of their Leinster final team missing, including the legendary Eddie Keher. Limerick’s big tactical gamble is to switch prolific forward Eamonn Cregan to centre back to try and curb Pat Delaney.