I must start today by referring to the hurling semi-final yesterday and specifically the magnificent contribution from Joe Canning in the last 15 minutes of the contest which included scoring one of the greatest points ever witnessed in Croke Park.
Curiously the morning papers have all in the main selected Joe Canning as the undisputed man of the match from yesterday’s game yet the Sunday Game programme in their wisdom elected not to even nominate him in their top 3 shortlist.
I believe there are questions to be asked and questions to be answered.
Anyone reading this site, I would call on you to get out your e mails, get on your social media, spread the word among your acquaintances and bombard Paddy Power with requests to honour man of the match bets on Joe Canning as a winner.
Whether you have any interest in hurling or whether you even know what a hurley stick looks like is irrelevant, it is hard enough for the punter already, what we cannot have is an injustice against the betting public.
Fair play and integrity is all a punter is asking for.
One selection today.
Yamato showed mild promise last season in a Gowran maiden and particularly behind Mr Right in a fair handicap in Naas. He was then campaigned mostly on the polytrack before reappearing at Killarney last month. Obviously needing the run on that occasion he showed potential staying on under hands and heels.
He could be a decent outsider this afternoon.
0.5 pts ew- Yamato-5.25 Curragh-28-1 Ladbrokes