Well, today’s the day. This evening, unless it’s a draw (and as extra time would be played if needed, I think that’s unlikely), the next action we’ll have to look forward to will either be the quarter-finals in a week or else the FBD at the start of 2009. Still no news on the team (though a poster on gaaboard.com has provided details of what he heard was the team) and in the vacuum created by a lack of team news, all manner of rumours have been swirling about (the one about BJP having broken his nose sounds credible, the one about Mac being sprung today doesn’t – see the same thread on gaaboard.com for more details, if you’re interested). And it’s raining.
I can’t remember a tamer build-up to a championship appearance by us in Croke Park. I have a feeling the lads are going to need all the support they can get at 4pm today so we owe it to them to give it socks from the stands. Victory today is a tall order but it’s not impossible. Let’s get to it. Till after.