Hopefully only Minor surgery needed

Oof. I didn’t see that result for the Minors last night coming, although it wasn’t even among the top ten of worst results at this level:

We’ve had a very good run at Minor level in recent years (which is why I didn’t see it coming) winning only our fourth ever Munster title, qualifying for three successive finals and, go bhfoire Dia orainn, beating Kilkenny:

I hope highlighting all this doesn’t come across as criticism of the players last night. To play for your county is a marvellous thing, and presumably a few players from the teams that got hockeyed in the 1956, 1957 and 1958 Munster finals would go on to represent the Senior team with distinction in the years that followed. And there’s always the Under-21’s. Onwards to the 19th July in Cusack Park.