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.
The game was played without the controversial hand-pass rule which had just hours earlier been ditched by Central Council, and Sunday’s FBD Connacht League final between Galway and Roscommon at Tuam will also be played without the ill-fated regulation.
Duty calls and doesn’t Peter Turley know it. First introduced to the Down set-up by Ross Carr in 2008, the midfielder played up until 2009, before work with the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service meant he had to quit.