The AIB have tagged this year’s Club Championship #TheToughest. With winter pitches, cold weather and the prospect of training under lights in the worst of conditions definitely marks out the club campaign as not for the faint hearted.
Over the years we’ve seen teams succeed by the smallest of margins in these games. Pitches like treacle, sleet, rain, frost and snow and that’s just for training. For some clubs even finding a place to train is a hardship.
Pat Spillane positively glowing, the familiar rosy cheeks beaming from ear to ear. Young Brolly hopping up and down on the seat like a child wanting to give the teacher an apple. And O’Rourke? Headmasterish of course. You had to ask if Kerry and Dublin knew what they’d started.
But the football was good. Really good. Six goals in a game at the semi final stage. Sure who need defences and sweepers when you have six goals and twenty nine points. A score every two minutes. Or, practically a score from every single attack. The Dubs were a point behind with a couple of minutes on the clock and managed to win by seven. That’s some powerplay.