As we all surely know by now, John Mullane loves his county!
The Déise's original bald mystero may have hung up the boots a few years ago but we've all been enjoying his impassioned commentary on RTÉ Radio 1, with many of us fearing for his and Marty Morrissey's health during the epic between Galway and Tipperary just over a week ago. However, while Canning's winning score may have inspired great poetry between the pair, it's safe to say Austin Gleeson's goal against Cork reduced Mr Mullane to what Robin Williams' character in Dead Poets' Society might describe as a 'barbaric yawp'.
Mullane - thankfully, perhaps - was not on live commentary of the game but was instead alongside Tomás Mulcahy for some post-match analysis. And it goes without saying, as Gleeson dummied his way through the Cork defence, an impassive John held himself together as he jotted down the score in his match notes ... NOT!
'I LOVE ME COUNTY!!'
Mullane hadn't calmed down much after the match either, as he interview-bombed Beat 102's chat with Henry Shefflin.
— Beat 102 103 (@beat102103) August 13, 2017
Great passion but I think it's safe to say Shefflin may be alone in his excitement at the prospect of John riding naked through the streets.
[RTE Radio 1]