No senior, U20, or minor inter-county panel should be permitted to return to collective training before December 1, according to Connacht secretary John Prenty, who has called on Croke Park to hand over governance of training ban rules to provincial councils.
As David Burke’s acceptance speech extended on Sunday, Peter Canavan’s victorious address 14 years previous came to mind. “I’m not finished yet,” the Tyrone great told the masses in front of him. “It took me a long time to get here.”
I spotted him from a distance, and I knew instantly something was coming, I just wasn’t sure exactly what. This walking into town after a Kerry game was a whole new ball game to me: “Go home to youz bleedin’ cows and leave the football to us… Up the Dubs” was the exuberant proclamation that greeted me as I skulked away from Croke Park.
Keeping in line with the most predictable provincial championships in recent times, tomorrow is shaping up to be a nice day for a white wedding. An arranged marriage, that is, at Dublin’s behest. Appropriately, apart from wearing blue they have something old, something new and something borrowed.