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Saturday 16 December 2017

No walk in the Páirc for Rebels

TJ Ryan has acknowledged that Cork have been handed an advantage over his Limerick team in Sunday's Munster SHC final on account of the match being played in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

"In all sport playing at home is always an advantage to a team. We felt it was advantage last year, going to Thurles was difficult and so will Cork.

"There' s a lot of tradition down there and they've a good record and a proud record at home, we're under no illusions but at the same time we'd be confident and we'd be happy how training has gone, we're going to give this one hell of a rattle. They came within seconds of being All-Ireland champions. That's what we are facing. I have to be fair. This time round I think it's probably right."

Ryan (left) balanced the argument by stating his belief that Limerick's status as Munster champions made them "hard to beat."

"Munster champions are hard to beat and that hasn't gone away."

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