Following what was an unforgettable semi-final between Dublin and Cork at Croke Park on Sunday, the attention is already starting to turn to this Sunday’s other semi-final.
Of course, it’s Clare who will take on Limerick at the weekend in a bid to reach the All-Ireland final; something dreams are made of.
No doubt, it will be interesting to see how the match pans out, as it would be a joy to see yet another epic battle between two sides hungry for glory.
Either way, no matter who emerges victorious, it’s certain now that we’ll have an All-Munster final. And with Kerry still in the mix for the football, it’s possible that we could have a Munster monopoly across the board this season.
Of course, it’s hard to imagine their stranglehold being maintained for too long with Dublin certain to come roaring back to life next season and with Mayo now the red-hot favourites to capture the Sam Maguire.
Granted, the Rebels would prefer to see Limerick advancing to the final as Jimmy Barry Murphy’s charges will be desperate to exact revenge against their provincial rivals following their Munster final loss back in mid-July.
The Real Capital have an extra week of rest, although some of their players will be involved in club championship action in the meantime, but regardless of whether the Banner or Limerick advance, Cork will know they have the beating of anybody having overcome the challenge of Dublin at GAA headaquarters.
Ireland’s leading independent bookmakers, Boylesports are offering the following odds on winning the Championship outright: