Cushendall full-back Martin Burke is consoled by St. Thomas' full-forward Eanna Cooney.
CUSHENDALL Ruari Ogs are left to reflect on what might have been after coming up agonisingly short in the weekend's All Ireland Club Hurling Championship semi-final.
The Antrim and Ulster champions staged a dramatic second comeback against Galway kingpins St. Thomas' in a gripping encounter at Parnell Park but it just wasn't enough.
An injury-time point from corner-back David Sherry broke Cushendall hearts and booked the Connaght club a place in the St. Patrick's Day final against Leinster champions Ballyhale Shamrocks.
It was hard luck on Eoin Gillan's men who recovered from a seven point half-time deficit to draw level with their opponents as the clock tickeddown.
But that cruellest of points robbed the 'Dall of a deserved second crack.
They will now go away and lick their wounds before defending their Antrim and Ulster titles later this summer.
For a full repoirt, see this week's Chronicle.