Angry Fans

Cork fans seem more rueful than angry after Kerry's All Ireland senior football victory on Sunday.

What's the point in being angry when you run into a class act like the Kingdom's footballers? At the same time, some fans argue that the dominance of Kerry and Kilkenny over the football and hurling championships is not good for the GAA.

Despite his controversial decision not to 'card' Tadhg Kennelly in the first minute of the game, referee Marty Duffy gets good ratings, but there's scorn heaped on former 'greats' Mick O'Dwyer and Billy Morgan for criticising him before he even threw in the ball.

Things are buzzing down around the South East. Waterford football fans - yes, there are such people - don't like the way their Bainisteoir, John Kiely, lost his job. In Carlow, they're angry about a proposal to scrap competitive games up to under twelve level while next door, in Wexford, they're plotting ways to try and beat Kilkenny in hurling again... some time.

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KERRY DIDN'T WIN on Sunday. Cork lost. How did we do it? The misses were absolutely shocking. Is it any wonder we abandon the football team at the first sign of hurling success?
- Irish Magic

Surely that was the whole point? You don't miss. You score. The team who scores most wins. Deservedly - like Kerry.


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