One Tipperary man who delighted in the Premier County's success in the Munster senior hurling final on Sunday was John Bubbles O'Dwyer, writes Noel Dundon.
But, the Killenaule man must surely have wondered how he would be fixed for the All-Ireland semi-final given the performance of the forward division.
Suspended for the final due to what his Manager described as a 'moment of red mist', Bubbles could find that moment very costly were he to lose out for the Croke Park date on August 14th. And, he would have revelled in the free scoring performance of the Tipp attack on Sunday last had he been on the field.
Instead, his direct replacement Niall O'Meara got through a huge amount of work and certainly seemed to do enough to justify keeping his place in the team. Granted O'Meara probably wouldn't get the scores Bubbles gets, but then Bubbles wouldn't get through as much work as O'Meara does either.
The management team will have a decision to make in a few weeks time if all the players report for duty. And, while those are the difficult decisions to make, they are also the good ones to have to make. Interesting times ahead then. Watch this space for more