John Mullane has very tentatively suggested that Donal Og and his cohort of strikers from the noughties may bear some responsibility for the current state of Cork hurling.
Before he levelled his charge, he went out of his way to express his admiration for Cusack both as a player and a pundit.
In his Irish Independent article, Mullane was tentative in his criticism of Donal Og, but thankfully the sub-editor tagged on a fairly sexy headline. He or she know what they're doing.
Those strikes had the knock-on effect of putting an awful lot of people off Cork hurling, and preventing those who were at the heart of them getting involved in managerial and advisory roles.
Mullane said he felt Cusack's usage of the word 'stooges' was excessively harsh. He also feels that the animosity between the county board and Cusack may lead to his comments being stubbornly ignored.
Other than that, he wrote that the Cork minors and U21s mightn't have been as far off the pace as the Irish Examiner table suggested, highlighting a number of close defeats to teams who subsequently went on to become All-Ireland champions.
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