The GAA in crisis


  • Somhairle Mag Uidhir


The clock overlooking Croke Park reads 72 minutes and 22 seconds. The allotted two minutes of injury time have passed and the Cork bench are screaming for the referee to blow the whistle. It is the 2013 All-Ireland Hurling final and the Rebel county are ahead by a point against a Clare team led by Davy Fitzgerald. Both counties have surprised pundits and supporters alike by making it this far, and for Clare, this match represents their best chance of ending the fifteen-year gap since their last All-Ireland win.