The GAA website is now showing once more (as it had been doing up till yesterday) that our quarter-final against either Limerick or Meath will take place at Croke Park at 2 pm on Sunday 9th August. Hogan Stand is saying that it’ll be the meat in the sandwich between the hurling minor semi-final (which will get underway at midday) and the senior semi-final between Kilkenny and Waterford which is set to throw-in at 4 pm. So, there you have it.
No change to the minors, though: they’re still down to play their quarter-final with Tipp at 3 pm next Monday, while the rest of the country will be glued to the box salivating on the 2009 equivalent of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
I see there are rumours flying around about an injury to Barry Moran, with a claim on the Hogan Stand discussion board that he’s broken his wrist. I understand that the injury may not be as serious as this but that he could be a doubt for the quarter-final. We’ll have to wait for an official announcement, though, to get the full story on it.