Cork beat Kerry last night and Kerry are out of the 2020 All-Ireland championship. These statements are apparently facts. Nobody - not Pat Spillane and not many others - gave Cork much of a chance of beating Kerry last night but such is the madness of knockout football that the favourites for Sam Maguire are now making plans for the rest of November after a truly lacklustre display against the Rebel County. Cork, meanwhile, are dreaming of bigger things beyond Munster.
Cork's 96FM/C103 captured the madness of the last-ditch goal as only local radio can. Pat Mulcahy and Finbarr McCarthy were on hand to provide commentary for the Cork area and Rebel diaspora, and they truly captured the madness of the moment.
Here's how Mulcahy called it, and how McCarthy celebrated it. (His 'who got it?' at the very end is absolute class)
A commentary I’m never gonna live down, what a year! All the long miles following @OfficialCorkGAA Football up and down the country and now to beat Kerry in a thriller @PaircUiCha0imh! Unreal! My voice is gone but it will be back in a fortnights time for Tipp Final! @FiFinnymac https://t.co/ZEz5r7hpQR pic.twitter.com/rWNaMhR6QJ
— Patrick Mulcahy (@PaMulSport) November 8, 2020
Credit to Mulcahy for keeping it together when his voice reached a dangerous new octave. Physios are confirmed his vocal cords will recover for the Munster final two weeks from now.
And while you'd love to have 30,000 Corkpeople in the stands screaming in delirium, the quiet of the Páirc meant you could hear these two specific Cork people very clearly.