Two hundred and twenty hungry wedding guests will have to survive on sandwiches until the final whistle blows in Saturday's All Ireland football replay, after the bride and groom delayed the evening meal so they could watch the big Croke Park clash.
The All-Ireland replay on Saturday has the town of Kenmare buzzing. Two of Kerry’s top stars play with local club Kenmare Shamrocks and since the drawn final two weeks ago almost every boy is puffing his cheeks and taking frees like Stephen O’Brien and Sean O’Shea.
It’s 21 years ago now, but Clare’s league semi-final performance against Cork in 1998 has long been cast into hurling folklore, as much for what we didn’t do, or were supposed to have done beforehand, than anything to do with the final score.
ALL-Ireland winner and former Kerry selector Diarmuid Murphy admitted Sunday that both Dingle and East Kerry would be “out of their minds” trying to get to a Kerry SFC final - but insisted that the scenes which married the semi final replay between the teams in Tralee had not come from managerial instruction.
The front of the Limerick Leader supplement got the tone pitch-perfect, its message as neatly manicured as one of those deliveries from the half-back line for Aaron Gillane or Seamus Flanagan to feast on.
Newbridge or nowhere, Croke Park or nowhere: Kildare appear to be on their way out of the All-Ireland SFC because of a row with the GAA concerning the choice of venue for their All-Ireland SFC Round 3 qualifier against Mayo next Saturday.