These Armagh lads are beginning to get on my wick, I have to say. It’s now approaching Friday lunchtime and all the match programmes have long gone to print but there’s still no announcement from them about a team for Sunday. It is an All-Ireland final, guys, and given all that stuff you’ve already got up on your website about special buses to the game and a souvenir minor book and the like, you’d think you could rise to a team announcement.
And then I saw this on gaaboard.com, on a thread where everyone from the Orchard County who has expressed an opinion about the final appears to be confidently predicting a comfortable win for them, an opinion which also seems to be shared by everyone else on that part of the island. Is it just me or does this homecoming itinerary look like pre-planned victory celebrations? I can’t honestly see how it could stretch to two days if it’s not.
I’m really looking forward to Sunday now. While Ray is obviously correct in saying that our lads are “just going to hope and try and be with them for as long as we can”, I’m beginning to think that we might do a whole load better on Sunday than just keep the ball kicked out to them. And I hope we have our own homecoming plans sorted out in advance too – just in case, like.