You thought we were in the clear, right? We had almost gone a hurling weekend without controversy erupting as a result of something somebody said on The Sunday Game. Heck, we made it as far as Wednesday, and even the non-selection of Joe Canning as Man of the Match against Tipp didn't truly kick off as we may have imagined it would.
But here we are again. Former Tipperary manager Ken Hogan has slammed Tyrrell for supposedly looking too happy while analysing Tipp's defeat to Galway on the evening edition of The Sunday Game. Even Ger Loughnane - a man who once said that to give an indication of his game plan ahead of a game against Tipp that "I'm not giving away any secrets like that to Tipp and if I had my way I wouldn't even tell them the time of throw-in" - did not insult Hogan to the extent that Tyrrell did.
Tyrrell questioned one of the most remarkable stats in hurling - the fact Tipp haven't defended the All-Ireland since 1965 - on the programme, and made reference to the fact that "there were a lot of rumblings coming out of Tipp that weren't there last year".
Speaking to Tipp FM, Hogan claimed that Tyrrell was "jumping and dancing about":
Jackie Tyrrell, I think, was jumping and dancing about – he couldn’t contain his delight that Tipp didn’t do the two-in-a-row or back-to-back. Ger Loughnane summed it up when he said Tipperary were glorious in defeat, fought like men and threw every ounce at it.
Ger Loughnane showed a bit of class when he acknowledged that Tipp played like champions.
Loughnane did indeed hail Tipp as champions, in a kind of frenzy of emotion and passion for the game that he had witnessed:
'A day we will never forget' - Ger Loughnane lauds an enthralling All-Ireland hurling semi-final pic.twitter.com/OJWSPNp6g1
— The Sunday Game (@TheSundayGame) August 6, 2017