If the latest row between the Dublin senior football management and RTÉ has confirmed one thing (other than just confirm how much the relationship has soured and how petty it has become), it’s that manager Jim Gavin does indeed watch a lot of inter-county football matches.
A Championship opener at Dr Cullen Park may not have been one for the purists to salivate over, but the intrigue was constant and the reward for Carlow far greater than the immediacy of a Leinster quarter-final date with Dublin. That may be daunting, but it can wait, writes.
TJ Reid has hit out at the GAA’s decision to experiment with one-on-one penalty taking in the pre-season competitions. Reid had perfected a similar penalty taking style to Cork keeper Anthony Nash which was ultimately outlawed last year, paving the way for the current striker versus goalkeeper experiment.