Dorcha wrote:I got hold of Justin McCarthy’s book at last and just finished reading it.
I love your book reviews, Dorcha.
'Hooked'... what a brilliant name for a hurling book.
I've never particularly liked Tipp to be honest, albeit you can only admire some of the hurlers they've produced and they've generally played an attractive style in my time watching. I think that's why there's an almost 'snobby' affection for them in the city, "at least they're natural hurlers", kind of talk, which is probably a dig at your Waterford & Clare upstarts more than any genuine love for the Premier And of course in more recent times they've been the best bet to stall Kilkenny's dominance, we probably owe them one for preventing the five in-a-row (should have prevented the four in-a-row truth be told, but one of our own shafted them).
If anything, in recent times, Tipp have been a bit soft, that yellow streak across their jersey shining brightly when teams tear into them. They're the great underachievers really over the past 10-15 years I think. Sheedy could change that again.