Eight months on from hitting rock bottom, Cork GAA might just have hit rock bottom. Cork fans are increasingly dealing in degrees of despair, hoping that this weekend's result is officially rock bottom, with no further to fall, since the lowest and most dejected thing in fortune has no fear. Cork GAA fans, however, have much to fear yet, as they find new depths to plumb as the weeks go by. Their hurlers lost to Kilkenny, on a scoreline of 0-22 to 0-15: disappointing, but not exactly despair-inducing.
The footballers, however, have been heavily beaten by Clare in Division 2: the final score reading 2-11 to 0-09 in Clare's favour. Colm O'Neill missed a penalty in the last minute, depriving the scoreboard of even a sheen of gloss. It's an undoubtedly fine achievement by the Banner: it's their first victory over Cork since 1997. The result means Clare leapfrog Cork int he table, and more or less disabuses Cork of any notions regarding Division One football in 2018.
Cork GAA - there's no bottom to the pit.
— Ewan MacKenna (@EwanMacKenna) March 5, 2017
Remember when Cork footballers won an All Ireland and 3 division 1 leagues in a row and people still complained #AllianzLeagues
— James Fox (@Foxkdy) March 5, 2017
I think it's the Cork fan's turn to go on strike! 🙈
— Ben Egan (@BenEgan91) March 5, 2017
— Ian Mack (@IanMackDrummer) March 5, 2017
Cork Gaa is in freefall mode 👎
— Luke Hanna (@HannaGK1) March 5, 2017
At Clare v Tipp in Thurles and hearing the crowd laugh at the Cork footballers result tells you all you need to now about where we are now.
— Shaun Cronin (@ShaunCronin7) March 5, 2017
Good to see the competition between cork hurler and footballers to see who gets relegated first is going well .......
— Patrick Sexton (@paddysexton79) March 5, 2017
— Sandra Hayes Buckley (@SandraMHayes) March 5, 2017
— Brian Kearney (@BrianKearney13) March 5, 2017
There's an argument to say that the Cork hurlers are behind everyone in the Munster Championship at the moment, and as for the footballers, are they the fourth best team in Munster?