Players fit jersey, brave man.
Good story from 2011. A few of us were at a Dublin Leinster championship match and sitting in one of the front rows in the Cusack. One of the Dublin players (who I won’t name) was on the fringes at the time and we were discussing him saying he seemed to be “carrying too much timber” … and “could do with losing some weight” etc. … and this is what must have been keeping him out of the starting line up …
Anyway roll forward a few months… we win Sam and the team are abroad … they play a challenge match in the Cayman Islands and a friend of mine over there plays against them and gets one of the players jersey’s… he sends it home to me… it’s players fit of course … delighted obviously, I try it on, the wife breaks her hole laughing at me and says it’s so tight on me it’s like a bra… now who’s carrying the timber!
Got to the pub a few weeks later and suddenly I tell the lads maybe we were a bit harsh on said player, he’s actually just a unit!