For many players, the only thing that matches or even tops Munster or All-Ireland success with Cork is a county title.
“I wouldn’t like to see the county take over things so that 40 guys are playing for Tipperary and everyone else has to wait. When this thing turns and sport comes back, I would like to see that the clubs get preference because people in every corner of Ireland will need a lift and it’s the lift to the communities that will mean the most.”Lar Corbett, Tipperary, in action against Christopher Joyce, Cork, in a league game at Páirc Uí Rinn. Picture: Diarmuid Greene/SPORTSFILE
Éire Óg’s Orlaith Cremin and Nevaeh O’Connell of Sarsfields in last year’s Féile final. Picture: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan
From the elite competitions for Liam McCarthy and Sam Maguire right down to junior, the backdoor format which gives every team at least two games will have to suffice.
Donal Óg Cusack is at the helm of an outstanding minor hurling set-up and the credentials of the Bobbie Dwyer’s football management group were proven with an All-Ireland last season. Both groups had put in significant groundwork before the Covid-19 shutdown.