Limerick football captain apologise for Cork display

Limerick'e Seanie Buckley attempts to stop the forward run of Cork's John O'Rourke
LIMERICK senior football captain Seanie Buckley has apologised for his side’s collapse in the Munster SFC.

LIMERICK senior football captain Seanie Buckley has apologised for his side’s collapse in the Munster SFC.

Buckley used social media tool Twitter to express his views this Tuesday afternoon.

“Sorry to our genuine supporters,” wrote Buckley.

He vowed that Limerick would return.

“Giving up isn’t an option,” he added but “we will work hard and see where it takes us”.

The Dromcollogher-Broadford man clearly wasn’t happy with his own personal performance either.

“I’m not much fun to be around the last couple of days. Absolutely disgusted with my/the game,” he wrote.This Wednesday afternoon Buckley elaborated to LeaderSport on the disappointment of the 18-point defeat to Cork.

“It’s been a tough couple of days,” said Buckley.

“We were very very disappointed - we do feel we left ourselves down,” explained Buckley.

He continued: “We built ourselves up for this game and then we didn’t live up to what we expected”.

“We felt we were going well but at the end of the day it comes down to the 70-minutes out on the field and that is what you are judged on,” outlined Buckley, who kicked a memorable opening point in what was one of very few high-points from a Limerick point of view.

“They just started to run at us and it was a pace that we hadn’t played against this year - it was a different pace and maybe that’s the difference of being a Division One team.”

Buckley added: “They just got a run on us and we couldn’t stop them - of course they are an exceptional team but we were very very poor”.

“We have a lot of good players and we have put in an amount of work since last November and December. You train for five months but then it all comes down to 70-minutes.”

Limerick were 8/1 outsiders for the clash with Cork, but a Division Four League final win and recent challenge games and training suggested that Limerick could have been primed to cause an upset.

“It’s sport at the end of the day but when you put so much into it, it hurts not to perform,” sighed Buckley.

But the captain vowed all would make every effort to prove the performance was merely a bad day at the office.

“There is a second opportunity and we need to push on and do ourselves justice - we don’t want to go out on that note,” said Buckley.