…does whatever, a spidey does. Can he fly like a pig, no he can’t. But neither can pigs, so there ya go.
Good piece by JMG, bit repetitive but he reinforces the idea very clearly. Donegal’s performance was very similar to last year’s UF. Tyrone’s was not dissimilar to Monaghan’s. What were the differences? This year’s final was a higher standard, it finished in a welter of excitement, intensity and fantastic scores. Tyrone have more than Monaghan, in attack.
Having said all that, as Jim says, some of it was down to Tyrones extra zeal on the day. Yet they still only scraped home. So were Donegal better than last year’s final? They didn’t look as tired. They may have been an extra 5%, they certainly would have been heavily motivated not to lose another final.
Then another two factors - Donegal had a bit of a mental grip over Tyrone from the past few years, always an advantage based on the history of many similar rivalries down the years, I would say. And Tyrone lost two players rather harshly. The most impressive thing about Tyrone was that they seemed almost to make a virtue out of the adversity. That’s a sign of a special side in the making.
And as JMG said, they may grow now from having come through that. If they face Mayo, that’s another team who has a bit of a mental advantage over them from most of the last decade or so. That could be a huge game, if Mayo up their level from so far.