One thing Cora Staunton can’t be accused of is a lack of hunger. You’ll hear no “I’m not interested in winning any more Connacht titles” out of her. Or All-Irelands for that matter. Yesterday, Mayo’s Goochette was the driving force behind Carnacon’s recovery from nine points down to win by five in the Ladies All-Ireland club final at Tullamore. That’s two-in-a-row for Carnacon and they beat the same club – Cork’s Inch Rovers – last year as well. Cora contributed eleven points to her side’s 2-11 total, nine of them from frees. Until such time as young Aidan Walsh is ready to do the likes of this, this and this with the seniors, with that kind of kicking ability Cora’s gotta be worth a place on the men’s team solely as a free-taker, kinda like a blonde Maurice Sheridan.
Elsewhere, Corofin had it handy enough over Sligo’s Eastern Harps yesterday in the men’s Connacht club final in Salthill. I had one eye on the match on the telly and the other eye on getting the Sunday roast on the table Chez WJ yesterday afternoon but from what I saw, it was pretty much one-way traffic for the Galway lads. I’m not sure who they play next but if it’s the Munster champs, then they should breeze into the All-Ireland as the final down South is now between two double-barreled clubs from Limerick and Clare, both of whom look eminently beatable. Crossmaglen (yet again) look good to come out of Ulster and Kilmacud Crokes could make it through Leinster so the main obstacle to Corofin claiming a second Andy Merrigan cup would appear to come from these two.
Finally, and with thanks to Gerry (aka TJ the techno-wizard), here’s a list of the top ten most tormented fans in world sport, which clearly isn’t correct as we’re not on it.