It was a showcase for Luke Connolly’s array of talents and Paul Kerrigan’s trademark dynamism but also the tenacity of Colin ‘Tucker’ O’Brien and hard-running of Alan O’Donovan.
Indeed Fulignati’s excellence last weekend — he was everywhere, relentless in his tackling and driven in his raids up-field from wing-back— prompted an interesting debate on Twitter. I classed the number seven as a ‘lesser-known’ Nemo man in a tweet, which the likes of former Cork dual ace Jamie Wall and selector Aidan ‘Doc’ Kelleher, argued was inaccurate.
On a side note, Rory Gibbons made the point via Twitter that Gumley, the 35-year-old Cavan native who was so sharp lately, started out with the club’s junior Cs when he joined. Despite a fine pedigree in Ulster, he’d to earn his way up to senior. That’s also the Nemo way.