Speaking on RTE and quoted by balls.ie the former Cork goalkeeper Donal Óg Cusack has again went on a rant about the fixtures schedule this summer and called it a bad move by the GAA.
“Antrim and Kerry played a high-scoring Joe McDonagh final a week ago and their reward is a seven-day turnaround that most feel will end with the words: ‘thanks for playing lads, we’ll see you next year.’
Antrim welcome Cork who have been honed in one of the best Munster Championships in years and have had time to regroup.
Kerry play a Wexford team whose last game was a victory over Kilkenny.
Both Antrim and Kerry will wonder who needs friends when you have enemies like this on the fixture committee at Croke Park…
We better make the most of it though, because there are only three hurling weekends left after tomorrow and it’s still early June.
Before we leave afternoons of July and August empty, with all the kids flocking to school in early September with no All-Ireland finals to get their imagination racing.
Pound-shop populists may disagree but if you think that long summer gap, along with the disadvantage that the quick turn-around that Kerry and Antrim are landed with this weekend is positive, then good luck from the hurling nation with shooting yourself in the foot to improve your dancing.”