WATCH: See some vintage footage from 1934's All-Ireland hurling final

The match featured today's opponents Limerick and Dublin

BY Raf Diallo 09:15 Saturday 11 July 2015, 9:15 11 Jul 2015

British Pathé screengrab

In our first live game of this weekend on Off The Ball, Dublin and Limerick go head to head in an All-Ireland hurling qualifier.

Yet if we rewind the clock 81 years, they met on a far grander stage - not once but twice.

The 1934 championship saw both sides claim silverware, with the Dubs taking Leinster and Limerick grabbing Munster.

The 1920s and 30s were scattered with provincial and All-Ireland hurling titles for Dublin, with them having won Leinster in 1927, '28 and '30 and taking a national title in the first of those championships.

Meanwhile, Limerick were just towards the start of a great generation when 1934 came around. They had won Munster the year before and '34 would be the second of a provincial four-in-a-row which also saw them win the All-Ireland again in 1936.

Limerick's route to the Croke Park final was more straight forward than the Dubs, with victories over Clare, Cork and Waterford which yielded a total of 13 goals in three games.

Check out footage from the drawn game in '34:

Meanwhile, the Dubs' Leinster final against Kilkenny went to a replay at O'Moore Park which saw them win 3-5 to 2-2.

Limerick did have one more challenge to surmount before they could face the Dubs and that was achieved by a two-goal margin over Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final.

One month later on September 2nd 1934, Limerick and Dublin finally met in the decider at Croke Park. Yet in front of about 35,000 they played out a 2-7 to 3-4 draw (which you can see clips of above), with the Dubs' getting the key third goal.

But it was not enough in the replay 28 days later in front of a slightly smaller crowd at Croker - but the same referee, Stephen Jordan -  as a Limerick side captained by Timmy Ryan ran out 5-2 to 2-76 winners and really got a wonderful few years for the county off the turf.

Tune into Off The Ball for live coverage of Dublin v Limerick. Throw-in is at 5PM with commentary from Dave McIntyre, Eoin Kelly and Daithi Regan.


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