Return of the native

KevIRL over at has suggested the following lineup for tomorrow’s match in Dungarvan:

A Power
D Fives
W Hutchinson
N Connors
K Moran
M Walsh
D O Sullivan
K McGrath
R Foley
S Molumphy
S Prendergast
J Mullane
S Walsh
M Shanahan

While one should always take posts on forums with a pinch of salt (unlike the Solomonesque wisdom you get from blogs), and Kev’s team is short a player, it does dovetail with a report on to the effect that Kevin Moran, John Mullane and Ken McGrath will all start. The likes of Eamonn Murphy and Pauric Mahony are entitled to be peeved that they are being jettisoned but we won’t know if they’ve made the grade unless we compare them against the established players. And am I the only one giddy with excitement at the return of King Ken? It’s hard to believe his age and illness-ravaged body is going to be what it was. But even at <insert arbitrary percentage> of his peak he’s still better than <insert arbitrary percentage> of the players playing today. If we could just squeeze another year or two out of him . . .

In other news, Dungarvan will have its first senior county match under lights tonight as Tipperary come to town. The first ever game under lights didn’t go off too well on Wednesday as the same opposition, defending Munster champions that they are, made short work of the Under-21’s. With Tipp just above Waterford in the table. we’ll know better where the footballers stand after the game. Which is probably more than can be said of the hurlers.