Eugene McGee: Honeymoon period over for McNulty
NOT too long ago – July 2006, to be exact – Laois dethroned the then All-Ireland champions Tyrone in a qualifier on a wet and windy Saturday afternoon in Portlaoise.
Tyrone, of course, went on to win Sam maguire for the third time in five years in 2008, but over the past few years, they have been slipping slightly in the inter-county rankings. And Laois have really been on the slide since that famous success over the Red Hands nearly five years ago.
The strange thing is that Tyrone had many more players from that game involved in Saturday night’s Division 2 league clash than the midlanders, when it was far from All- Ireland glory we were thinking about in Portlaoise.