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Bubble-wrapping stars is pointless

Published 17/06/2011 | 05:00

YOU know the way some inter-county managers interfere with local club fixtures because they're petrified of players getting injured.

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Well we're sick, tired and sore pointing out that they can get injured just as easily when training, even, apparently, when there's no one within an ass' roar of them.

Take Waterford's Richie Foley (above). The youngster was an 11th-hour withdrawal for the Limerick game last weekend because he was practising frees on his own local pitch on Saturday night and stood on a ball and went over on his ankle.

"He thought it was okay, but it swelled up like a balloon and we only found out when he arrived to head off to Thurles," said manager Davy Fitz.

See? No matter how much you wrap county players in cotton-wool they'll STILL get injured.

Irish Independent

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