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Flannery To The Fore As Shannon Beat Naas In Division 1B Decider

Jake Flannery steered Shannon to promotion to Energia All-Ireland League Division 1A, scoring 20 points in their 30-15 play-off final victory over Naas.

The game drew a large crowd to Coonagh and the home side did not disappoint, running in tries through David Maher, Flannery and Josh Costello. Naas replied with Fionn Higgins’ charge-down effort and a late chip-and-chase score from Gary Kavanagh.

Speaking afterwards, Shannon out-half Flannery told the Limerick Leader: “It’s really special. You can see how much it means to everyone, all the families, girlfriends, friends. It just means so much to everyone and it’s just great to be a part of it.

“I feel like we built through the year nicely. I’ve been coming back (from Munster) for a few games here and there, and every time I come back it seems we’re getting better.

“It’s just easy to find into a system and a team that’s playing so well and it’s so bonded, it’s just friends playing together. It’s class.”

Check out the match photos as Shannon are set to return to the top flight for the first time since 2019: