WATCH | “It was just one of those days” | Tony Considine after Kilmallock’s Munster final loss

Ballygunner and Kilmallock faced off as Deise outfit secured the Munster club Final.

Champions in 2018 Ballygunner once again claimed the Munster Club title with a very impressive performance, outscoring Kilmallock  3-20 to 1-12 as the teams vied for provincial honours in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. 

This victory tied both sides on three provincial titles each.

After scoring the first points of the match Kilmallock were then barraged by the Ballygunner onslaught and by the fifteenth minute mark the score was 1-6 to 0-2 in Ballygunner’s favour.

From this point on the Waterford side were firmly in the driver’s seat.

9 January 2022; Pauric Mahony of Ballygunner in action against Paudie O’Brien of Kilmallock during the AIB Munster Hurling Senior Club Championship Final match between Ballygunner and Kilmallock at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

After the game Kilmallock manager Tony Considine held praise for Ballygunner saying,

“Ballygunner are good team, lets be honest now let’s take the hats off to Ballygunner right away they are a fantastic team”. 

Considine went on to comment on the performance of his team outlining the nature of their below par display.

“We are not as bad as that either, it was just one of these days it went wrong. Its very hard to put your finger on it really. You can say new ground, new place, new stadium but we have no excuse whatsoever I know in my heart and soul and the players know that they are better than that.”

24 October 2021; Kilmallock players and supporters celebrate with the cup after the Limerick County Senior Club Hurling Championship Final match between Kilmallock and Patrickswell at TUS Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Nonetheless, Considine praised the achievement of the club reaching the provincial final after being nearly dumped out of the Limerick championship in the second round 

“If we said that in May that we would be in a Munster Club Final we would have bitten your hand off.”

Watch the interview with Considine in full below.

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