The potential Wexford-Kilkenny match in June will be ripe for GAA cliches along similar lines.
If Kilkenny win: Wexford will have revealed their hand in yesterday’s league match. Kilkenny will have licked their wounds and learned their lessons. Some will retrospectively say Kilkenny probably weren’t going at full pelt yesterday and were keeping their cards close to their chest.
If Wexford win: Yesterday’s win will have given Wexford a shot in the arm and real belief they can beat Kilkenny when it matters. Some will retrospectively say Kilkenny didn’t heed the warning they received in the league or that the Wexford victory in Nowlan Park was a sign Kilkenny are in terminal decline anyway.
There’s a cliche for every eventuality in the GAA.