This is the story of Limerick hurling. Of a people. Of their heartbreak and joy. This is the story of Nine Lives. Of nine men. Of their love for one jersey. Of almost a century of believing their time would come.
This is the story of Mick Mackey's reign. Of Éamonn Cregan's passion. Of Joe McGrath's brilliance. Of Tommy Quaid's legacy. Of Ger Hegarty's courage. Of Tom Ryan's ambition. Of Shane Fitzgibbon's strength. Of Stephen Lucey's loyalty. Of Shane Dowling's thrilling presence.
OTB's own Arthur James O'Dea chronicled the story of Limerick hurling in his brand new book, 'Limerick: A biography in nine lives'.
Here he sits down with Ger Gilroy to talk through a lifetime obsession.