Irish sport is usually dominated by the big three — the GAA, IRFU, and FAI. Being an Olympic year, however, 2020 gives other sports a chance to shine: Rhys McClenaghan in gymnastics, the women’s hockey team, our athletes, boxers, canoeists, rowers; even dressage, and, of course, Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry in golf.
The tone was set in the opening quarter when Clare struggled badly in coming to terms with the pitch of the game, a failing which allowed a rampant Limerick side hit 0-8 on the bounce in a ten-minute spell up to the 16th minute as they built up an impressive 0-9 to 0-1 lead.
While being a tribute to the doggedness and dedication of the players behind Kilcoo’s march to their third Ulster club football final achieved last Sunday with a win over Derrygonnelly Harps, it was also reward for the huge backroom effort that has powered the Down club over the past decade.
The Club Players Association has withdrawn from the GAA's Fixtures Calendar Review task force in frustration, slamming the committee as a "Trojan Horse" which it claims was set up merely to "ratify the status quo".
It is three weeks since Glen Rovers lost the Cork senior hurling championship final to Imokilly. The question now, is can they put that disappointment behind them as they head to Semple Stadium tomorrow to play recently crowned Tipperary champions Borris-Ileigh in the Munster club semi-final?