Dreams really do come through as Loughmore’s eras celebrate

Reaction to a superb victory as Loughmore Castleiney capture their third title

Reaction to a superb victory as Loughmore Castleiney capture their third title

The scenes of joy witnessed on the field after the final whistle had sounded in Semple Staidum on Sunday said it all - Loughmore Castleiney, despite all the slings and arrows fired in their direction during the season, were the kingpins of The Premier County, and they revelled in it.

The blows still rained down on them on the morning of the game when it became known that Mrs Treacy, mother of former Secretary John, and gran-aunt of seven of the players, had passed away during the night. They also learned that Eddie Connolly, one of their colleagues on the field, had been returned to hospital after serious surgery last week.

But, Loughmore Castleiney are a resilient lot and they put aside their sadness, channelled their hurt and tackled the task in hand with great fortitude.

See this weeks Tipperary Star for full report.