Sunday 11 December 2016

Faithful quick to talk up woes

Published 18/05/2011 | 05:00

Offaly PRO Niall Murphy flashed out an interesting email on Monday, helpfully putting up the heading: "Offaly hurlers decimated by injury ahead of Dublin clash."

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It pointed out that they would be without three first-choice defenders -- Paul Cleary, David Franks and James Rigney -- while also listing five others who were either definitely out or doubtful.

Usually, counties work at disguising their injury concerns, so why Offaly's desire to highlight theirs?

Is it a case of the Faithful being loyal to the truth or a cunning ruse to tempt Dublin down Complacency Street?

After what Joe Dooley and Co did to Clare in the third All-Ireland semi-final clash in 1998, Anthony Daly will be warning the Dublin players to be very wary of Offaly talking themselves down.

Irish Independent

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