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.
For the first time ever, Slaughtneil are three-in-a-row Derry hurling champions. Final score Slaughtneil 5-26 Swatragh 1-5— Cahair O'Kane (@CahairOKane1) September 19, 2015
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.