The countdown has begun.
And I can honestly say I’m more nervous about this match than any other match/sporting event I’ve ever watched. Maybe because Irish teams don’t tend to get to finals.
I know Irish teams get to the All-Ireland finals, but in that case I’d be cheering for Sligo, and they never get there. Although I do cheer on Limerick in the hurling and Galway in the football, but it just isn’t the same thing.
I suppose watching Cian O’Connor in the Olympics was similar, although there was no hype, because show-jumping aint exactly a sport that gets huge coverage on the telly. The switch on when there is a chance we’ll win. But switch off again as soon as that gold medal has slipped away. Although the whole drugs thing did make Cian a recognisable name throughout the country. But raising a sport’s profile through the illegal use of drugs is hardly a good thing.
Anyways, only a few hours to go now