After a jam-packed GAA championship weekend we had a lot to discuss on this week's Three Man Weave podcast. Cavan finally got a Monaghan sized monkey off their back, Armagh held firm in a dramatic Ulster football quarter-final, while there was another mountain of hurling action. However, there were also a couple of standout performers who neither kicked a ball nor pucked a sliotar.
Such was the level of random championship brilliance, we were moved to create a new slot on the show; our alternative GAA performance of the weekend. We put forward three options: the dog from Cavan vs Monaghan, the cardboard box man from Limerick vs Cork and Henry Shefflin's shirt. While Shefflin put in a stellar shirt showing, his efforts did not garner him any votes from the lads in the podcast studio.
In truth, the dog and cardboard box man were far and above everyone else this weekend. But who put in the better display? You can listen to the full discussion from 01:26 below or by subscribing to our podcast here.
For the dog, Mark presented an intriguing conspiracy theory:
Mickey Graham's father was one of the stewards who was trying to apprehend the dog and he wasn't doing a very good job of it. So I wonder was the dog planted? He caught up with play right at the moment Monaghan were approaching the Cavan 45, on the attack, so maybe this was some sort of ruse by the entire Graham household.
While it's difficult to contest with the cuteness of a puppy, Donny did make a decent argument about why cardboard box man's forethought has to be commended.
I'm going for the cardboard box guy because you've got to think of the degree of difficulty with this. First off this guy forgot to purchase a match programme, which was a schoolboy mistake on a day where rain was forecast. He would have somehow had to produce a cardboard box out of nowhere. He's at a GAA match, he's not just going to be able to find a cardboard box somewhere, so he would have either had to rob it from the concession stand or just be carrying his own cardboard box that was customised entirely for his head. Either one shows a lot of thought and innovation.
After the full debate, the dog won out but do you agree? Have your say below.
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