While I'm at it ...
TIPPERARY'S minor footballers achieved something quite special last Sunday by claiming successive Munster titles for the first time since 1935. The most impressive thing was the team's ability to come from seven points down against a traditional powerhouse like Kerry to win by four. It proves that this team is no flash in the pan.
For the dual players, seven of them I believe, it's a quick turnaround for this Sunday's minor final against Clare and I'd like to wish my Thurles Sarsfields clubmates Stephen Cahill, Ronan Maher and Conor Lanigan all the very best. When we arrive at Pairc Ui Chaoimh, we will get into the dressing-room before venturing pitchside for a look. We might stay there for a few minutes, absorbing the growing atmosphere, taking in some of the minor final.
And it's always nice to glance up at the scoreboard to see that your minors are doing well. On a day like this, positive energy is very, very important. At half-time in the minor game, our kitman John 'Hotpoint' Hayes will have the latest update. But the minors have their job to do -- and we have ours. Of course we're Tipp men and we would love to see the minors winning, but we have to concentrate on what we're doing and focus on our own goals.