Cork have not reached the last eight of the championship since 2014, falling at the fourth-round hurdle each summer since. But irrespective of who Cork are pitted against on this occasion, McCarthy is adamant that his team are well capable of progressing to the Super 8s.
Two months ago, The Daily Telegraph produced a brilliant piece on the lifelessness of Premier League footballers’ social media activity around matches. More often than not perfunctory, bland, and regularly worded and/or sent by the players’ representatives who are responsible for their Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts, they symbolise how the game at its elite level has lost so much of its soul.
Longford champions St. Columba’s created history as they became the first club from the county to reach the Leinster Senior Club Final with a well deserved win over Carlow Champions Eire Og in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.