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Brian McGrath Captures The Joy Of Loughmore-Castleiney Victory

Brian McGrath Captures The Joy Of Loughmore-Castleiney Victory

Loughmore-Castleiney completed the Tipperary double on Sunday with victory over Thurles Sarsfields in the senior county hurling final.

The win came just a week after they beat Clonmel Commercials in the football final, and a year after they narrowly lost both deciders.

The two sides had drawn the original final earlier this month, and the replay was again close with Loughmore winning an enthralling game 2-14 to 2-13.

"I don't think any of us can believe what we're after doing," wing-back Brian McGrath told Tipp FM's Stephen Gleeson after the game.

"It's unbelievable. Every week, playing with those lads, there's not better feeling. It's some enjoyment. I've never enjoyed a club championship as much. We absolutely love it.

"I'd do it all again, everything that we've gone through over the last two years. Last year [losing both finals], it makes it even more special. Winning with these boys is unbelievable.

"As [my brother] Noel said in his [captain's] speech, it's his proudest moment. I'm absolutely delighted for him. There's no one who deserves that more."

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Six minutes into the second half, McGrath landed a major blow for Loughmore when he scored the first of the game's four goals.

"I don't know what to say about that [goal]," he said.

"I found myself up there, high up the field a few times. It's just a blur. I stayed following the ball and a lucky break [happened]. I just hit it, hoped for the best, and thank God it went in."

Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

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