I agree with 100% of that. Although i don’t think Carthy will be the only one in the future that is glad to see the back of Murchan, the guy is something special. I also couldn’t understand why Cooper wasn’t put to marking Varley or Quinn, if that had happened one of them would have scored 2 or 3 points less and Na Fianna could have won. That, along with the decision to play Aaron Byrne at half back was strange.
But a word on Nathan Mullins, I thought he looked ahead of everyone else on the field in terms of conditioning. He was running past guys for fun and was horsing anyone out of it who got in his way. He had a good year last year, but I thought the inter-county training this year has bought him on again.
Savage is one of the best keepers in the country. He was incredibly unlucky to come up against the best there ever was. Still there were periods where I thought he was going better then Cluxton (sacrilege I know) and deserved more of a shot.
No Fennell again, he must be struggling to get back to the level.
Afraid not. I was so stretched last week I’d to go to O’Toole and miss the big ones in Parnell. I’ll get to round-ups this eve and hopefully get them up over the next 36 hours. Though, more pressing, I’m going to go through the maths of each championship group first and do articles on who needs what