I’m a bit slow out of the blocks today, with a mild hangover and other stuff (real life and so forth) to be getting on with. As can sometimes happens of a Sunday.
Thanks to Grainne’s comment a bit earlier on and the links provided by Albany, the girls’ thumping victory over Galway in yesterday’s Division 2 league final in Parnell Park has already got an airing here. It was another great win by the girls, yet another national title to add to an already long list, which shows that their hunger for success remains as strong as it ever has been.
The final may have been on just up the road from us here in the capital but Saturday is always a mad day in this house, with matches and training and all manner of ferrying and carrying and the like, so I was never going to get to it. I know that, as coverage goes, this site has served the girls fairly poorly down the years but I’ve never pretended that this is a full-time activity (even though it can often appear like it) and some things will always end up getting less focus than they perhaps deserve. The girls definitely fall into this category but that’s just the way it is, I’m afraid.
The hurlers, too, don’t get much of a mention here and, following their Christy Ring exit yesterday at the hands of London over in Ruislip, I don’t expect that’s going to change much either over the coming months. They ran Down close the week before in the opening round and came up short against London by the same two-point margin yesterday so that’s their 2012 campaign over and done with.
Hurling is a game I admire greatly but don’t profess to have any great insights into and so there’s little I can add to the bare facts about how the county’s Christy Ring campaign went this year. Are we competitive at this grade? Two narrow defeats would suggest we probably are but a few years back we were close enough to winning the Christy Ring outright, which certainly isn’t the level we’re at now. I’m not sure where that observation leads us but it probably needs someone with greater knowledge of hurling within the county to develop the point further than that.