I saw a video of the homecoming and all the cars beeping the horns. Some scenes. Our lads played Ballybacon in u21 yesterday and apparently some of them had to be pulled out of the pub in the morning to play. Thought it was unfair to the young lads to proceed with that game.
I think Dillons will probably win replay. Only saw them once but they are a good functional side. They are very physical with 2 fast nippy corner forwards who like to take on their men and go for goal.
Was surprised to see Brian Dillon lining out at midfield. Thought he might have been stationed somewhere in half back line. Maybe he can provide some extra cover for back line. Important not to lump ball down on ORegan and Hewitt as their half back line are very strong in the air. Maybe keep lots of space in half forward line with both of them running onto puck outs played into space. Ye will be competitive. Standard of Tipp junior reps down the years has been poor. Often has been the case that Senior teams 2nd team has won the junior meaning that a semi finalist has gone forward to represent Tipp. But ye are battle hardened and Skeheen game was probably a badly needed kick up the arse. We had them beat ourselves this summer but conceded a last minute goal.
Playing in Ballybacon is a huge advantage. The wind wreaks havoc on freetakers and it is so exposed. Ye will have a crowd backing ye so I hope ye tear into them and have no pre conceptions of playing a Cork side. Keep it tight for as long as possible.
Replay is tomorrow isnt it? Might head into it.