A few of the older patrons in the South Stand in Páirc Uí Chaoimh last night may remember the old Buddy Starcher classic ‘History Repeats Itself’. And, had they also been in Thurles last Sunday, the song must surely have resonated with them as this Munster U21 hurling semi-final unfolded.
Diarmuid Connolly made a return to competitive action when coming on as a second-half substitute for St Vincent’s in their Dublin Adult Hurling League Division 1 encounter against Craobh Chiaráin at Páirc Naomh Uinsionn last night.
Cork chairman Ger Lane shares the Club Players Association’s concerns the balance of power has tilted too much towards the inter-county scene. However, he has described their support for All-Ireland finals to be played on the August Bank Holiday as “a bit ambitious”.
Camogie Association president Catherine Neary is confident that this year’s championship will not be hit by the same controversies that dogged last season’s competition after taking steps to rectify a number of high-profile issues.
Irish Examiner contributor and Sports writer Ger McCarthy will be following the action as it happens on the pitch and including all the Twitter reaction before, during and after this evening’s eagerly awaited Munster SFC final replay.