The former legendary Mayo football Lee Keegan was writing in his weekly column with RTE Sport and people can’t believe what he had to say about Galway forward Shane Walsh.
Shane Walsh? A chequered enough display. A poor penalty and a weak equaliser attempt at the end, admittedly under heavy pressure.
After last year’s All-Ireland final display, Walsh has been grouped alongside David Clifford and Con O’Callaghan as one of the elite forwards in the game.
But he’s not there yet. Clifford and O’Callaghan are cold blooded killers. Compared to those two, there’s a lack of consistency and killer instinct.
I can already hear Galway people complaining at me saying this. But if you look at his overall career, he hasn’t delivered consistently at the highest level. He does it in flashes but not often enough. His form this season has been patchy.
Based on this year, Shane McGuigan has a stronger claim to being considered on a par with Clifford and Con.