Whatever about Aiden O’Shea’s thumb or Shane Nally’s ligaments or the difficulties in sourcing tickets, at least the weather forecast for next Sunday seems to be fairly positive. Once this latest bout of rain (which, I know, began at some point back in May) clears away, it appears that, from midweek on, the weather is finally going to settle. Sure, it’s all come far too late to be of much use but at least we can look forward to a dry day for the minor final. It’d be okay – indeed, with the strong likelihood of a snarlfest breaking out in the senior final, it might even be appropriate – if it started to piss down again from 3.30 onwards but that might be too much to wish for. By the way, on the topic of the senior final Uncle Eugene has some well-judged words of wisdom for Pat O’Shea in this morning’s Indo.