THERE USED to be a joke that after the apocalypse there’d only be cockroaches left to roam the earth. To that category we can now safely add: ‘and inter-county hurlers’. They’re a hardy bunch, aren’t they?
Galway’s epic victory has finally kickstarted the season – let us only hope that the final lives up to the same degree of intensity, and that Galway are able to bring their A game for two matches in a row. Their win doesn’t quite bring them ahead of Tipperary in our rankings – largely because of the narrow margin of victory – but that hardly matters when they’ll still be hurling in September.
A full list of ratings and rankings for every county is available on the first tab of our giant hurling ratings spreadsheet.