Momentum of the mind

Why is it that there’s always a National Hurling League match in Dungarvan while the footballers never venture across the Colligan these days? Anyway, it’s off to Fraher Field we go and after the doom and gloom of the first three rounds there’s a spring in our collective step, aided in no small part by Ken McGrath and Seán Cullinane being appointed as selectors. There’ll be one ear on events in Nowlan Park but the hard part is going to be beating the Dubs. How hard? Their last three games have seen them lose two games by a point and draw the third. So while it might be nice to think we’re going into the game on the crest of a wave, they’re hardly in a trough themselves. As for the idea that they won’t be fired up because they can’t avoid the relegation playoff, each player must know they’ll be exposing themselves to the risk of serious injury if they take to a hurling field not determined to put in 100% effort. If we can win this, then we know things have changed since the disjointed effort we put in against Tipperary three weeks ago.