Tommy Walsh has likened the new championship format to Game of Thrones. Brendan Cummins described it “rats-in-a-barrel” stuff. One episode in and already the worst is being feared. Taking Walsh’s analogy, Tipperary and Clare are, spoiler alert, Ned Starks in the making.
I got talking to Joe McKenna in the Gaelic Grounds yesterday shortly after the final whistle. Joe was naturally on a high, as was the whole Limerick crowd, a good share of whom were down on the pitch basking in the warm afterglow of such an impressive win, writes
Getting hot under the collars of their tunics and neckerchiefs were 27 young chefs from second-level schools throughout Munster, bound by their passion for food and their ambition to take part in the 2016/17 Flogas Ireland and Fáilte Ireland Apprentice Chef Programme.
I’ve often wondered about GAA teams’ approach to big games when compared to the marquee rugby sides. The GAA boys tear out of tunnels like they’ve just broken out of prison after being locked up for 20 years. The rugby boys walk out, often holding the hands of mascots, appearing like they’re heading for a tea-party before turning into savages.
Galway United manager Tommy Dunne insists no-one at the club is getting carried away by the start his side has made to the season, but did admit that the goals and targets set out at the start of the season may have to be looked at again in things continue in the same vein.