Bishopstown 1-9 Clyda Rovers 0-8: This fourth-round Cork SFC game at Páirc Uí Rinn Saturday proved an endurance test for both teams. Similarly for neutrals, with the worst excesses of the modern game in terms of ‘blanket’ covering, body-checking an obsession with hand-passing and, additionally, an undercurrent of bad feeling which saw two of seven players yellow-carded eventually shown a red card, another black-carded and several more escape censure.
In the eight minutes and 56 seconds he spoke to the written press after yesterday’s Munster football final, Brian Cuthbert advised on five occasions how nobody of a football persuasion in Cork should be high-fiving their way into work this morning.
The selection of Jamie O’Sullivan for the injured Brian O’Driscoll is the only change in the Cork senior football side for Sunday’s Allianz Football League Division 1 final against Dublin in Croke Park (4pm).
Such is the haste from which Cork football runs away from anything current to view everything through the distorted prism of July’s first Sunday, we can summarily discount yesterday’s 11-point victory over Kerry as utterly irrelevant, says.