IT never rains but it pours. Thankfully, the Four Amigos are under the one umbrella.
AIG General Manager, Declan O’Rourke, hit the sweet spot when he declared that “he hoped to see Dublin fans out supporting all the county teams”.
You can’t beat atmosphere. It’s like music at a party. And the more volume coming from ringside the better.
Two summers ago, Dublin played Offaly in the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship quarter-final in Parnell Park. Denis Murphy was managing the Dubs. He said it was the best support he had seen for the Dubs in years.
Last season, Dublin played many of their games in O’Toole Park. There was a nice buzz in the theatre.
The faithful cheered them home to a famous league victory over the All-Ireland champions, Wexford. Players feed off good vibrations.
New manager, Colum King, will hope that the camogie clan listen to O’Rourke’s words. There is an old saying that says that the bigger the audience the better the show.
Nothing lifts the heart like the echo of your name tumbling from the terraces. And every player, now and then, needs a spoonful of sugar.