Coolderry’s dreams shattered on St Patrick’s Day by ruthless Loughgiel

THREE goals in the second quarter of the game and four in total in the first half put paid to Coolderry’s dreams of lifting their first All Ireland Club title in Croke Park on Saturday

THREE goals in the second quarter of the game and four in total in the first half put paid to Coolderry’s dreams of lifting their first All Ireland Club title in Croke Park on Saturday

Coolderry 0-17

Loughgiel Shamrocks 4-13

Destroyer in chief was Liam Watson who scored 3-7 on the day in an outstanding individual display. Coolderry bounced back well after the concession of the first goal picking off their points but the three goal salvo before half-time left them too big a mountain to climb

Ironically, it was in the second quarter where Coolderry dismantled Gort so ruthlessly in the All-Ireland semi-final but on this occasion they were on the receiving end,

See this week’s Offaly Express (on sale Tuesday March 20) for extensive coverage from the All Ireland Final)