What a helter-skelter weekend that was. Everyone seems to be talking about hurling what with Waterford’s white-knuckle ride win over Offaly, Dublin going close to causing the biggest upset of the century against Kilkenny, Cork softening Clare’s cough, and wailing lamentations about the nature of the Championship system. All grist to any blogger’s mill, but real life events mean I don’t have much time at the moment, and the looming Westmeath game means hurling events might overtake anything I write. So I’ll limit myself to confirming the truth of an observation made by the redoubtable Giveitfong, who noted in advance of the Minor game tomorrow that we have never won an underage game against Cork in Cork. Here’s the tale of woe at Minor . . .
. . . and Under-21 level.
Still, we drew the last game at Minor level in Cork so we’re heading in the right direction.
Exilihirating game Waterford 3-19 Cork 1-20 full time after extra time Patrick Curran with 12 points
— Tomás McCarthy (@tomasmcc) June 26, 2013
“A famous win” is a much-abused term, but I think tonight counts as a famous win. Come on the Déise!