Ciarán Murphy: Loughmore-Castleiney’s double triumph explains rarity of dual clubs

Provincial championship the fall-guy if alternating hurling and football competitions

There have been, broadly speaking, two reactions going hand-in-hand to Loughmore-Castleiney’s scarcely believable double win in Tipperary this year. One has been to laud it as a truly extraordinary achievement. The other has been to say that it’s one in the eye to those people who believe that dual clubs are on the way out. See everyone, it can be done!

The problem is thinking you can agree with both. One directly counters the other, rather than complements it.

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