Whether you’re from the ‘Barrs’, the ‘Rockies’, or indeed anywhere else in the county of Cork, nothing unites the ‘Real Capital’ more than the senior hurlers.
With Cork hurling in a dreadful way, it might be time for a bit of nostalgia to lighten the mood.
Here are ten signs that you’re a true Cork hurling fan.
1) You still brag about THAT Diarmuid O’Sullivan Point
Any true Cork supporter remembers how The Rock changed the earth’s rotation with one shoulder before hitting a point from precisely 114 yards out back in 2001. You also never turn down an opportunity to talk about it.
Video via Conor Ryan.
2) You’re on an endless campaign for Paudie O’Sullivan to feature in the starting team consistently.
“Dowtcha Paudie Boy!”
“He’s a great sub but what does he have to do to get a start?”
Many a Cork fan has uttered these words coming out of Semple Stadium or Páirc Uí Chaoimh after ‘Pebble’ notched another cracker off the bench.
3) Dónal Óg is a genius, and you’ll hear nothing said otherwise.
“Sure I’ve no interest in Shefflin, Dónal Óg’s some man. I’ll watch him.”
Corkonians gather on Sundays to listen to the word of God, AKA Dónal Óg Cusack.
Video via Cork GAA Match Reports.
4) You don’t like to talk about the 2013 All-Ireland Final.
It was a dark day for Leeside supporters on September 8th 2013 when our first All-Ireland title in seven years was cruelly stolen from us by a ‘flukey’ point from Clare. We should have won the feckin’ thing on the first day, but the referee played an extra 30 seconds.
When talking about the tie, only mention Nasher’s goal.
Video via DVDsales.
5) The bloody GAA keep moving the goalposts.
Speaking of Anthony Nash, the Nash rule is a sore point with all fans. Can’t understand by the GAA wouldn’t let him show off his skill, like. Disgraceful.
Video via Kevin Bolger.
6) You often lament what might have been.
You maintain Setanta Ó hAilpín could have been Hurler of the Year if the Aussies hadn’t robbed him. You probably even shed a tear when he left. Aisake, not so much.
7) Don’t even start us on the Dublin media.
You always, and I mean always, give about the bloody Dublin media. They haven’t got a clue. Except for Dónal Óg, obviously.
8) Frank Murphy is always on the tip of the tongue.
Secretly give out about the county board; the yes men, stooges, and of course Frank Murphy. Cork people do a lot of giving out come to think of it.
9) Horse and Jockey or Holycross?
The real question on the day of a big day up in Thurles.
You know exactly the best route in out of the ‘Home of Hurling’ (yeah right!) and park in the exact same spot every time. Also have a back up plan in case there’s a tailback at the Horse and Jockey.
10) And finally…
Wear your 2005 jersey the entire Summer. Even in bed.
Video via Ach Gohairithe.
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