HE TOOK the questions about the rumours of a dramatic change of position in his stride, before casually dismissing them and saying the possibility of lining out in goals for Kerry on Sunday was news to him.
DUBLIN versus Kerry is one of the iconic fixtures in Gaelic football. It’s townies versus culchies, the green-and-gold versus the sky-and-navy blue, the waters and the wild versus mean streets and tower blocks.
MAYO for the All-Ireland? Some chance. Despite having lost a €50 bet at evens on Tipperary to beat Mayo last weekend, the fact is that, while the best team won last Sunday, my viewpoint hasn’t been clouded.
AS I sat on the Armagh team bus heading to an All-Ireland quarter-final match against Fermanagh in 2004, I noticed a subtle change of attitude and mood from games gone by, but just put it down to the pre-match giddiness that accompanies games of this magnitude and importance.