Goals decisive in hurlers’ double defeat

It was, sadly, defeat on the double for the county’s two hurling teams who were contesting national deciders today. In both cases, goals proved their undoing.

The U17s were up against Laois in the Celtic Challenge Division 3 final at Abbotstown. Three up at half-time and ahead for much of the game, the destination of the Corn William Robinson was decided when the O’Moore County came with a late flourish, scoring 1-1 without reply to win by two points.

Later in the afternoon at Croke Park, meanwhile, the county’s Senior hurlers were undone in similar fashion in the final of the Nicky Rackard Cup. They led by four at half-time and stretched that lead to six early in the second half. But then Donegal hit them with three goals without reply, going on to win the title by four points.

Commiserations to both hurling teams on today’s losses.

3 thoughts on “Goals decisive in hurlers’ double defeat

  1. Hard luck to the lads. Led for most the game with some serious scores. Probably needed to push on after the first half and put the game to bed but just couldn’t do it. Donegal scoring those couple of goals were a suckerpunch.
    Mayo had their goal chances too but weren’t clinical enough. There’s some fine hurlers on that Mayo team.

  2. Hard luck to all involved. I watched the Mayo/Donegal game and enjoyed it all bar the ending. Probably should have had a goal or two ourselves in that long period of domination in the second half.
    However the thing that really struck me was the different levels of conditioning of these teams compared to the Limericks of this world. The two teams yesterday looked like minors in comparison.

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