Forde was man of the match in a game that was televised live on RTE on a Saturday evening in wet conditions. It was tough, uncompromising and sometimes wonderful stuff. I cried that night and departed for America for the summer on a J1 visa at dawn the following morning.
Very true tinnion. I can’t see anyone challenging us over the next decade with the possible exception of Kerry. They have the bones of a quality team but they’re probably 4 or 5 players short of the level we’re at. That said if they do unearth a few rough diamonds then it’ll probably morph into a Federer and Nadal type rivalry and football supporters will talk about it like the Dublin/Kerry battles of the 1970s.
In the States there for the last few weeks driving across it and have missed our rebirth. Was somewhere in the New Mexico desert when I got that quote in a text from a cousin, coverage went again before I could confirm the result and didn’t come back for a full day. Knew it had to be good news though with a quote like that from Spratt! Hear they’ve been playing it on SE Radio all week.
At a Boy Spratt!
Was at that famous win in Portlaoise with Mac. Horrible wet day but in the end we didn’t give a crap and went running out onto the pitch like we were 12 again, destroyed in muck. I was so over excited I even got Pat Roe to sign my programme!!! How sad was that. Still have it at home somewhere.
Cork and Kerry have both named unchanged sides for Sunday. I didn’t see the Munster Final as Wexford were playing senior hurling that day so I don’t really know what to expect. But since then Kerry have been more impressive against Monaghan and Galway than Cork were in overcoming Kildare. Tough enough one to call but I reckon Kerry will edge it.
What a mad game of football. Kerry annihilated Cork all over the pitch and an 8-point lead wasn’t a true reflection of their dominance with about 5 minutes left. And then that crazy shit at the end. But there was loads of truly odd stuff happening all through and the referee was utterly shambolic.
He could have given Dara O’S a yellow card - I thought he gave yer man a puck in the chest/shoulder area but then to send off O’Connor was ridiculous in the extreme. Syl Doyle’s part in it was embarassing as he seemed to indicate to the ref that a mere tap on the cheek was worthy of a red. But it wasn’t as embarrassing as Aidan O’Mahony throwing himself to the ground. He should have a word with himself. Idiot.
Kerry could have had a penalty in the first half. They also had a goal disallowed. Brosnan could have popped over a point near the end but had a goal opportunity saved. They must have had 15 odd wides. Masters’ goal looked a sure square ball for me. And Canty seemed to run and jump into O’Mahony at the end and I didn’t think it was a pen. Karma for O’Mahony though.
Just back from Croker, fucked up game of football that, Cork were beat out the gate, yet somehow Cork stayed alive. I think we should all accept that Cork are indeed the greatest County in the world, before MGG comes in telling us so.