Limerick’s Cian Lynch insists that his side won’t get carried away following their extra-time 3-32 to 2-31 All-Ireland hurling semi-final victory over Cork.
Lynch was one of the stars of the show and plundered a goal and a point as his side reached their first All-Ireland hurling decider in 11 years.
However, while the magnitude of the result is not lost on Lynch, he knows that it will count for little if Limerick don’t complete the job and lift the Liam MacCarthy Cup.
Speaking to RTÉ Sport, he said: "As a young fella, it’s where I dreamed of playing and the last time I played here was my first year on the senior panel in the league.
"Before that it was in a minor game, so to come up here in a Limerick team to win in Croke Park, it doesn’t happen too often.
"It’s great to win the semi-final but there’s no point in getting carried away either. We have to keep the heads on the ground.
"Looking around there to see the supporters and see the crowd there coming onto the field there and before the game and extra-time, Limerick people are great supporters so hopefully we’ll keep going for them."
Limerick had to battle from behind to force extra-time in the first place and were trailing by six points with nine minutes left in normal time.
However The Treaty County battled back to erase that deficit and Lynch believes they were able to do that because they kept their cool and didn’t panic.
"All year we’ve been saying ‘you get your purple patch and the other team gets theirs."
"We were down, I think it was six or seven points, and we said to ourselves, there’s no point in putting the heads down and throwing it away.
"It’s a game of hurling, anything can happen in the space of two minutes, so we kept plugging away. [We got] a few points, brought it back to a draw and lucky enough it went to extra-time and we came out on top.
"But that Cork team showed great character too. They kept coming back, kept coming at us and even towards the end of extra-time they never game up so great credit due to them, but as I said we’ll keep the heads on the ground and drive on again."