I’m reliably informed that there won’t be any team announcement for Saturday’s qualifier clash with Longford until the day itself. That’s probably a sensible move, given that there’s little to be gained from showing our hand in advance and it also marks a return to what became common practice during that winning run in the league. Can this tactic now help to set off a similar run of success through the qualifiers? We shall see.
The downside of this move is that it means that there’s now even more time for punters to ruminate on what they think the team ought to be instead of engaging in some stress-testing of the chosen fifteen. Oh well, we can’t have it every way I suppose.