It’s that time of year again and dear God it couldn’t have come quicker. Thank you lord! The utter crap that is international football has left us drooling in anticipation for this one and very rarely does this sporting occasion ever disappoint.
Both teams are looking to end their respective Liam McCarthy droughts – Galway since 1988 and Waterford since 1959. And one thing you can guarantee is 70 mins of fierce action, unrivalled passion and numerous broken hurls. Also guaranteed is the customary stockpile of tweets coming from Sky Sports viewers wondering what the f*ck is this sport? And then subsequently comparing it to a mix of lacrosse, Game of Thrones and second degree murder.
One man who will be watching with a vested interest is John Mullane. The Déise legend will be rooting for a Waterford win no doubt but victory comes with a cost.
After Waterford lost the Munster semi-final to Cork, the five-time All Star forward declared that “if Waterford win the All-Ireland, I’ll jump on a horse in the nude and go down the quays”. Good luck with that now John.
Either way he’s kindly given us his best bets ahead of the showdown in Croker.