Wednesday 21 March 2018

High-scoring Clare were hard done by

Martin Breheny

Martin Breheny

When a team scores a total of 25 points in an All-Ireland hurling final they would realistically expect to be crowned champions, which makes last Sunday's Clare-Cork game such a rare bird.

Only once in the 38-year history of 70-minute finals did a county score a total of 25 points or more and not end up as champions.

That was in in 1990 when Galway lost to Cork by 5-15 to 2-21.

Irish Independent

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