Heartbreak was the overwhelming feeling after County Final Day on Sunday. The long wait for another Senior title goes on and, having given everything on and off the field, players and management were left crestfallen. To lose by the narrowest of margins after a game that had everything is truly gut-wrenching but we will rise again. Congratulations to Wolfe Tones on their win.
As if losing one final by a point wasn’t bad enough it would appear that lightning struck twice in Pearse Park as our U11s also succumbed to defeat by the same margin. It has to be said that both games were pulsating and displayed great attributes of skill and determination from start to finish. Táimíd go léir briste ach beidh lá eile againn.
A special word also for our U8s who took part in the halftime mini games. At least they weren’t beaten! Thanks to all the players, parents, families and coaches, and to those who do much work behind the scenes, without whom there’d be no hurling in our club.
Of course a proud day for both clubs was marred by the treatment of hurling once again by our County Board. With almost no notice and without any consultation, a football match was switched to Pearse Park prior to the hurling finals. It caused a great deal of confusion for players, management and supporters as both games had to be pushed back by 30 minutes and led to the ludicrous situation of Seniors and children having to tog out in the one dressingroom at the same time. After a litany of disrespect this season for the huge efforts being made to keep the game alive in Longford, this really was a slap in the face on what should be the one day where hurling takes precedence in the county.