I had a dream on Saturday a.m. that I was a selector on the Limerick under-21 hurling team.
We are playing in the Munster under-21 championship, which consists of three counties - Cork, Limerick and Waterford. This is played off in a “blitz” over a single sunny Saturday afternoon on a park pitch in Limerick city in late August 2014, specifically August 30th, with each county playing each other and the top two teams then progressing to a final.
Limerick beat Waterford, but after the match, Waterford raise an objection, saying that Limerick’s best player should have been playing for Waterford, as his house is a few yards or so over the border between Waterford City and Limerick City, on the Waterford side. In the dream, Waterford city and Limerick city are one agglomeration of a city with a border down the middle.
On the TV coverage, Michael Lyster brings up a satellite map image of the area where the player’s house is, with the Waterford/Limerick border superimposed onto the image. It is found that the player is actually from Waterford.
I am involved in a quickly-arranged hearing of a GAA disciplinary committee to argue the case that the player should remain on the Limerick team without sanction. This hearing takes place at a suburban Limerick shopping centre which looks exactly like Cornelscourt shopping centre. My argument fails and it is decided that the match will be replayed with the star player now playing for Waterford instead.
Waterford win the rematch and go on to play Cork in the final, which Cork win.