As expected injury has ruled former hurler of the year Joe Canning out of Galway’s do-or-die NHL clash with Tipperary tomorrow as Shane O’Neill places his faith in 14 of the starters that claimed victory over Cork last time out.
When Liam Cahill took over as Waterford manager last autumn, his first act was to take out his axe and get chopping. A host of names were dropped but when that list included team-captain Noel Connors, and another high-profile casualty, Maurice Shanahan, much of the discussion focussed on Cahill’s reasoning behind those decisions.
Let’s face it, decades ain’t what they used to be. There was a time was when you knew where you stood with a decade. The sixties? Flower power and beards. The seventies? Sideburns and disco. The eighties? Everything was massive: shoulder pads, mobile phones, hair. You used to be able to tell a decade simply by looking at the trousers involved.
What is the grist for the mill among the 10 Liam MacCarthy Cup teams in 2020? From Tipperary looking to roll back the years to the 1960s to Cork hoping to avoid the county’s joint-longest stretch without the Liam MacCarthy Cup, there is plenty to go around, writes.