KIERAN SHANNON: Home comforts not just all in the mind

Last Monday, our new columnist Brian Gavin gave a vivid glimpse into the pressures championship hurling can place on a referee as well as touching upon an under-appreciated dynamic at play this summer.

Limerick fans Jonathan, 9, and Jamie Byrne, 7, watch on at the Gaelic Grounds last weekend against Tipperary. Pic: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

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