It's been a miserable month for Cork hurling what with the abject loss in the League final and then the four point loss to the same opposition shorn of their top scorer in the championship.
Now, the Irish Examiner are reporting that corner-forward Jamie Coughlan is thinking of heading for America before Cork's qualifiers campaign kicks off.
This news coming after William Egan's decision not to accept Jimmy Barry Murphy's invitation to rejoin the Cork panel and instead head for Boston doesn't bode well.
Players departing for America in mid-summer is not usually a mark of a team going places. But then Cork have been written off before.
Donkeys don't win derbies, eh?