Cork are due to name their team tonight but it’ll be tomorrow lunchtime before we reciprocate so that leaves a bit of time before minds start to zero right in on those details. In the meantime, there’s more press coverage to cast your eyes over.
Keith Duggan in the Irish Times has a good interview piece with James Horan, while Terry Reilly has a similar article on the boss in the Irish Examiner. The same paper has a feature with Cork’s John Hayes and it also has a piece on the ‘streetwise’ issue in which David Brady describes Cork’s claim as “naive” and “desperate” . You said it, Big Lad.
Back to the Irish Times where Darragh Ó Sé reckons that Kerry and ourselves will prevail on Sunday. I’m not sure I’m wholly in agreement with him where he points to a lack of strength on our bench – has he looked at our 26-man match-day teamsheet lately, I wonder?
Martin Breheny aims a dig at us in the Irish Independent with yet another of those pointless articles that are his stock-in-trade, this one pointing out how rare it is for two-times defeated All-Ireland finalists to come back and win out the following year. The piece does, though, have some interesting quotes from Cork’s Tony Davis, who of course was a member of the only third-time-lucky team (beating us in the final, need we be reminded).
That’s your lot for now. Back later on with details of the Cork team once it’s announced.