It has been a long wait but, finally, hurling is back in our lives. A collective exhaling of relief greets the start of the league this weekend.
For Tipperary, once the initial excitement subsides, there’s the realisation that the draw could hardly have been tougher. There’s no soft easing-in here. Instead, it’s a plunge at the deep end playing away to Limerick, the reigning league, Munster and All-Ireland champs. No wonder you can back Tipperary at odds of 2/1 for Saturday’s game.
It’s great to be back with some live action to reflect on instead of those endless retrospectives. They have their place but there’s nothing to stir the blood quite like the live event - and there’s nothing more energising than a real-time fixture at the LIT Gaelic Grounds..................
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