It takes a lot to win an All Ireland. There's the training, the stress, trying to balance work, the mental and physical commitment; and then there's the problem of resisting the urge to open a tin of the finest USA.
All Ireland winner with Kilkenny – and fashionista – Jackie Tyrrell, told RTÉ Sunday Sport yesterday how he managed to make those sacrifices.
Jackie Tyrell re sacrifices: 'When you'd like to have a biscuit, You stop and think there's a fella in Clare and he's not having a biscuit'!
— Adrian Eames (@AdrianEames1) October 12, 2014
I hate to break it to you Jackie but I think you could have enjoyed your Mariettas. Sure didn't Davy Fitz put Clare's win in 2013 down to the fact they were actually eating biscuits...