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Fans fume at Sunday Game coverage of Laois hurlers All-Ireland Quarter final

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The journey has come to an end for the Laois senior hurlers for 2019.

The Laois hurlers lost 2-25 to 1-18 to Tipperary in the All Ireland SHC quarter-final this afternoon in Croke Park.

Many Laois and GAA fans settled in last night excited to see the Sunday Game analysis of a game that had many talking points.

Some great Laois scores, some brilliant support, a soft looking penalty and a harsh sending off.

However, many fans were left feeling short changed by what the Sunday Game had to offer.

The Laois and Tipperary clash was the last game to be analysed by Derek McGrath and Jackie Tyrell – and it was only afforded around 2 minutes and 30 seconds of highlights.

In fairness to McGrath and Tyrell, they did highlight the good play of Laois and made reference to the fantastic support that we had in Croke Park yesterday.

However, they did not discuss the first half penalty that was awarded against Laois nor did they analyse the red card shown to Aaron Dunphy at the start of the second half.

Playing in a second tier competition for much of the year, Laois’s Joe McDonagh Cup games were never discussed on the show this year until the final.

Yesterday’s game was live on TV, yet the Sunday Game chose to use a highlights package instead of using the match coverage with full commentary.

In Laois’s biggest game at this level in 40 years, many Laois fans took to Twitter to express their displeasure at all of this.

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