Peadar Healy ventured up to Clones the day after his Cork charges limped out of Pearse Park with their championship status still intact. The Cork football manager couldn’t but be impressed with Donegal’s first-half showing, even more impressed was he with Tyrone’s second-half display. Tyrone did, in Healy’s own words, a Donegal on Donegal.
Colman Corrigan says Tomás Ó Sé’s damning comments about Cork will be more unwelcome in Kerry and should add a couple of points to Brian Cuthbert’s team’s score in next month’s Munster final.
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).
CORK 4-11 DONEGAL 0-19: Tell it not in Gath, as the Bible puts it, but we had a largely enjoyable game of football yesterday in Croke Park. Given recent suggestions of the apocalypse for the sport, a reference to the good book seems appropriate.
Tommy Walsh is likely to make his return to competitive football for All-Ireland champions Kerry off the substitutes’ bench, after he was kept in reserve for Sunday’s Allianz Football League Division 1 opener against Mayo at Fitzgerald Stadium (2pm).
I’m 37 years old. As such I consider myself not far removed from the present generation of players and I am of a similar vintage to the growing pool of ‘young’ managers, such as Kieran McGeeney, Jason Ryan, James Horan, Jim McGuinness and Eamonn Fitzmaurice.