Loughmore Croke it despite gallantry

The biggest lie in this AIB Munster club senior football semi-final clash was the scoreline - in no way did it do justice to the efforts of a gallant Loughmore Castleiney when they travelled to the Kingdom to take on Dr Crokes on Saturday.

The biggest lie in this AIB Munster club senior football semi-final clash was the scoreline - in no way did it do justice to the efforts of a gallant Loughmore Castleiney when they travelled to the Kingdom to take on Dr Crokes on Saturday.

The biggest lie in this AIB Munster club senior football semi-final clash was the 3-16 to 1-5 scoreline - in no way did it do justice to the efforts of a gallant Loughmore Castleiney when they travelled to the Kingdom to take on Dr Crokes on Saturday.

Granted, there was a gulf in class and Dr Crokes were certainly the better team and good for the win. But 17 points between them? No way.

The double champions from Tipperary matched Crokes in all bar one department - putting scores on the board. And while this, ultimately, is what the game is all about, Loughmore Castleiney fell at the semi-final hurdle having finished with a compliment of thirteen - the same as the hurling clash with Na Piarsaigh.