30 years ago, the GAA made the seismic decision to allow jersey sponsorship and Cork GAA, in tandem with Barry's Tea, became the commercial trailblazers in a brave new world.
We won the lottery, then died the next day. Just one more massive let-down to add to the list then.
While many different metrics can be used to gauge the competitiveness of the GAA’s club championships, the wealth, or lack of, competition can be ascertained, at least to a certain extent, by examining the spread of finalists in each county.
75 players have played championship football for Cork this decade. After years of anguish, a revival is finally in sight.