Yet more musical chairs in Antrim while Woolly and Mort have an odd Twitter chat
The curious case of Jerry Wallace gets curiouser and Woolly and Mort have a bizarre Twitter chat.
We’re getting dizzy so how is Jerry Wallace feeling?
We’ve spoken about the frankly weird summer that Corkman Jerry Wallace is having before in Hospital Pass. At the start of the Championship he was Antrim manager but he managed to get embroiled in a strange row with RTE that resulted in considerably more statements being issued than Ulster Bank have managed recently.
Anyway, after that Wallace resigned and we assumed he would disappear off our radar. Instead the screen beeped again just over a week ago when he was spotted at a challenge match between the Saffrons and Wexford and new Antrim boss Jim Nelson confirmed that Wallace was back on board as a selector. We thought it was odd, but they seemed happy with the arrangement.
Now reports today say that Nelson asked Wallace to leave that position over the weekend, and seemingly he is gone for good this time. Antrim play Limerick this weekend in the Qualifiers and they have an Ulster final with Down or Derry on July 8 to prepare for.
The upheaval behind the scenes is hardly ideal but we really want to know what happened this time. We’re sure we won’t have long to wait to hear more on this.
Woolly v Mort
A bit of gentle ribbing has been going on between two of the GAA’s biggest Tweeters today. Former Laois star Colm 'Woolly' Parkinson (@Woolberto) spotted that Mayo’s Conor 'Mort' Mortimer (@Conmort) has the following as his Twitter bio;
'Any Enquiries contact David at 0868481283'
This prompted Woolly to ask for an example of an enquiry that ‘David’ could handle that Conor couldn’t.
Mortimer replied rather cryptically:
And when Woolly asked for more info on this, Mortimer replied with another odd hashtag:
He probably should have asked the mysterious David. Or Psychic Wayne. We don’t know if there is method to Mortimer’s madness, whether he is trying to wind up Woolly or if the entire thing is a prank concocted by the pair to confuse us. If it is, it has worked.
Woolly ended the chat by tweeting this picture, claiming "Mort's agent/manager can turn his hand to anything".
The last time we had Woolly in Hospital Pass he threatened to start charging us for the use of his tweets. If you can explain what is going on here Colm we will definitely get you a pint next time we run in to you.
And speaking of Woolly one of his old sparring partners, Kildare's Aindriú Mac Lochlainn, was the subject of this week's 10 Questions on GAA.ie. The defender was asked if there was a transfer system, and Kildare could bring in one player, who would it be?
His answer: "I don't know, now. I'm happy enough with Seánie (Johnston)!"