Emm, That is a bizarre piece of writing. It comes across as the sporting equivalent of yer man Barry Egan in the sindo. Overwrought throughout.
Also, while I always thought that Cork group underachieved, to say the following is taking things a bit far
In 2011, Dublin succeeded Cork as All-Ireland champions but the sense in football at the time was that if there was going to be a team to win several All-Irelands in the subsequent years, it would be Cork, propelled by a couple of All-Ireland winning U21 teams and the most impressive high-performance set-up in the sport
I know it’s the cork examiner, but that is ridiculously biased. The Cork footballers were already shown to be too flakey to win a series of all-irelands.