Heartbreak for Ruari Ogs

Heartbreak for Ruari Ogs

Cushendall full-back Martin Burke is consoled by St. Thomas' full-forward Eanna Cooney.

By Damian Mullan


By Damian Mullan



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.

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