Second hand stories should naturally be treated with immense caution.
Galway hurling is awash with intrigue at the moment but one startling rumour relating to their All-Ireland final loss has been dismissed as 'absolute rubbish' by the county board.
Since Galway's second half performance in this year's All-Ireland final, rumours have abounded of a supposed incident in the dressing room at half-time.
The most outlandish of these relates to a player's father gaining access to the Galway dressing room at half time and confronting Cunningham.
This rumour has taken off in Galway, and has been told and re-told as if it were an established fact.
However, Galway county board PRO Jarlath Cloonan has declared the rumour 'absolute rubbish'.
And one former Galway manager has said this story is not only 'bullshit', but points out that it is in fact not possible for a supporter to gain access to the dressing room in this manner.
A Croke Park source has confirmed that the dressing room doors are guarded by security at all times during the match and says he has not heard about the rumour about an irate supporter gaining access to the dressing room that day.