It’s good to see that Croke Park has delivered a very justified clip around the ear to Cork by awarding the league points to their opponents for those football and hurling matches they failed to play while their players were out huddled around the brazier. It’s called the Polluter Pays Principle, Boy.
Kilkenny, decent folk that they are in that part of the country, have said they’d prefer to take the NHL points off Cork on the field but it’s unclear whether or not they’ll be allowed the chance to do so next Sunday. Dublin and Meath, meanwhile, are understandably happy to pocket the points and move on.
Meanwhile, Nickey Brennan reckons that the agreement with the Aussies will stop the poaching of young talent over here. Sure it will Nickey – see what I mean about Kilkenny people?
Finally – quick one this, as I’m marooned down in Limerick once again for a day of yada yada yada – some early team news ahead of our match with Laois on Saturday night week. Their midfielder Noel Garvan has been sidelined for two months, as he’s apparently had to undergo an operation to remove a growth on his ankle. He’ll be a big loss to them the next evening, alright, but that kinda balances out Ronan’s absence for us. They still have a number of nippy forwards, however, and they’re just the kind of buckos who could wreak considerable damage against our creaking backline.