Willie Moore (Limerick hurler)
|Irish name||Liam Ó Mordha|
Doon, County Limerick, Ireland
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 20:25, 1 December 2011.|
Moore made his first appearance for the team during the 1971 championship and became a regular player over the next few seasons. During that time he won one All-Ireland winners' medal and back-to-back Munster winners' medals.
Moore played his club hurling with his local Doon club.
Moore first came to prominence as a member of the Limerick senior inter-county team in the early 1970s. In 1973 he won his first Munster Championship medal, Limerick's first since 1955. Limerick later faced Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final, however, the Munster champions were burdened with the underdogs tag. In spite of this Limerick powered to a seven-point victory, giving Moore an All-Ireland medal.
In 1974 Moore won a second consecutive Munster title before lining out in a second consecutive All-Ireland final. Once again Kilkenny provided the opposition. Limerick stormed to an early lead, however, a Pat Delaney shot from midfield bounced on the wet Croke Park surface and between goalkeeper Séamus Horgan's legs for a goal. Two more goals for Kilkenny put an end to Limerick's hopes of victory as 'the Cats' emerged the winners by twelve points.
Horgan continued hurling at inter-county level until 1974.