From a purely selfish point of view, any discord in the camps of our main rivals makes me happy, if it makes it easier for Dublin to win Sam again next year. I won’t patronise you by saying that the current drama makes me incredibly sad, or that the GAA needs a successful Mayo. If Mayo GAA goes through a barren period, some other county will step in and fill the gap.
But seeing amateur athletes going thru drama like this, is very regretful on many levels. They have to go to work tomorrow, just like the rest of us. They can’t just give their agent a ring, up sticks in the morning and go somewhere else, with their trophy wife. So on a personal level, I wish it wasn’t happening. Other than that, I’m not all that happy or sad, one way or another.
I think it may be a bit overblown to be honest. It may seem a big deal now, but so was Conor Mortimer leaving in a huff in 2012. So was the heave against H&C a year ago. Neither of those two things stopped ye from getting to the subsequent All Ireland finals. You are still in the top 2/3 teams in the country. That hasn’t changed. I fully expect you to be there, or thereabouts again next year.