Typical. When I have the time to get to the county final, it’s in Dungarvan. When I don’t have the time due to work commitments, it’s in Waterford. So Lismore will have to cope without the pleasure of my support. Why Lismore? It’s the same old story, it’s good to see teams who haven’t experienced the pleasure of winning the county title in a long time (or ever before, in the case of De La Salle) get their hands on the cup. Ballygunner may feel oppressed, having been in the final every year from 2001 to 2007 and only won it twice, but that’s two more wins than Lismore have managed in the last fifteen years. Besides, the Gunners have an illustrious backer – Tawdy of Tramore Road fame was donning the red and black today. With support like that, how can you lose?
Update: a draw then, replay next Saturday, presumably in Dungarvan. TG4 opted to show the Cork county final which featured a 16 point win for Newtownshandrum over Sarsfields. Expect TG4 to try and make up for this by showing the replay. Expect it to be a 1-8 to 0-10 grind.
Update II: rejoice! The replay looks like it is going to be in Walsh Park next Sunday. Disinformation on an internet forum? Who’d thought . . .
Update III: the final word on the replay – next Saturday, 4pm.