Would Cork be as excited about a Clare import?
Published 28/10/2015 | 02:30
It's interesting to see how Davy Fitzgerald's decision to recruit Dónal óg Cusack to his backroom team has attracted so much high-profile support in Clare.
Anthony Daly reckoned that the appointment would have encouraged players to immediately head for the gym "full of energy and optimism" when they heard about it on Monday.
According to Daly, they would be "absolutely buzzing with the news".
Ger Loughnane wrote of his "absolute delight" and predicted that the move would bring new life "not just to the panel of players but to the county in general".
Somehow, it's difficult to see similar euphoria among the Cork cognoscenti if, in the unlikely event of it ever happening, a former Clare player was brought aboard as a major influence on Leeside.
Quite what that says is difficult to fathom.
Is it that for all their success over the last 20 years, Clare still feel that an outside influence is helpful or that Cork, for all their travails over the last decade, will never concede that they need external help?
Clare's approach is by far the more progressive.