WHAT IS seldom may often be wonderful.
But on the same score what is rare can also bring dismay.
TJ Reid is one of the great exponents of the modern game of hurling but the most ardent in his army of admirers will now have to accept that even the bold TJ cannot walk on water.
Seeing was believing but some supporters may still have had to pinch themselves as TJ was denied from one, two and then missed a third penalty.
The amazing trinity of torment was in Ballyhale Shamrocks Sunday senior hurling clash with title holders Dicksboro.
TJ had two penos saved but, surprise, surprise, he then scored a cracking goal early in the second half, a score that lifted Shamrocks into Clover and to a great and well deserved victory.
Ironically, the ‘Boro was also awarded a penalty in half two but again that effort was saved.
The city club went on to grab a second half goal, a possible lifeline at the time, but alas it was not to be and the Palmerstown outfit exited rather tamely from the championship on a 1-24 to 1-19 scoreline.
In summary, it would maybe be fair to say that the ‘Boro was as disappointing as Shamrocks was excellent or so the experts say.