Friday 23 June 2017

The final score of the Derry county hurling final will make you do a double take

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Will Slattery

Will Slattery

You have to feel sorry for Swatragh this evening. They took on Slaughtneil in the Derry county hurling final this evening but it turned into a demolition reminiscent of Kilkenny's walloping of Waterford in the All-Ireland final in 2008.

Slaughtneil led 2-13 to 0-0 after 22 minutes and enjoyed a 24-point lead at the break. Swatragh limited the damage somewhat in the second 35, only losing the period by nine in an eventual 33-point defeat.

You almost wish that the referee had the power to blow up a game when it gets out of hand to that extent.

It has been a particularly fruitful time for Slaughtneil in both codes, with the footballers making the All-Ireland club football final last March too.

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