Assume it’s a timing issue, similar to why the hurlers are in the Walsh cup already, but Kilkenny, Galway and Wexford aren’t there until after Christmas.
If it’s the same as that the reason for it is due to the GAA collective training ban where Dublin were playing in the championship this year a good bit later than all other Leinster teams which means their not allowed back training or obviously matches until later in the winter.
I’m assuming considering the circumstances there has been some form of exception given for the Meath match.
I get it. Don’t agree with it, but I get it. A good run in the O’Byrne Cup gives us 5 solid games to give new lads a run out. Niall Scully can probably credit a solid O’Byrne Cup campaign for his 2017 starting jersey. Would he have been able to do that with just one or two games? If I were another Leinster county, I’d be delighted to take 3 of those 5 games from us.
What about the charity aspect of the O’Byrne Cup? Doesn’t the money go to the injured players fund? If so, it would be the Dubs who would bring the bigger numbers to those games and more money. Silly either way to give us less games.
Not too sure I agree Wifi re Byrne . Turns 23 next year, would have thought that is plenty old enough. Whether he’s good enough is another question. Lovely footballer but had a poor club championship. Mightn’t have been helped my attempts to turn him back into a wing back.
O Shea from Crokes has no chance. None. Not enough pace. O Connor from Crokes will surely be looked at.