They say whoever runs the control tower far away never closes one door without openning another. This evening, confimation of the postponement of the second All Ireland semi final between Kerry and Tyrone owing to a spate of Covid-19 cases has had a silver lining from a local perspective.
It was wholly unjust that the All Ireland Ladies SFC semi final between Meath and Cork wasn’t fixed for Croke Park in the first place. That observation is not made as a Meath fan either. Regardless of what counties were involved, to differentiate between two teams out of four in the same competition was as disrepectful as it was unfair.
At this juncture, it must be pointed out that misgivings regarding the staging of the fixture as it was original fixed – in Tuam Stadium – was in no way out of anything against the Galway venue. Just the travel involved for both sides and the fact that it was being treated differently to the other semi final between Dublin and Mayo.
Earlier today it was announced that the U-20 FC Final between Offaly and Roscommon would remain in GAA HQ but what was originally a stand alone fixture will now be the curtain raiser for the re-match between Meath and Cork.
Eamonn Murray’s charges gave the Rebelettes their belly full of it when the sides met a short time ago. Running one of the most decorated sides in the history of the game to two points. That will surely imbue them with confidence and their excellent recent record in the big field won’t do any harm either.