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01st May 2014

Pic: According to Wikipedia, Ron Burgundy guided Kilkenny to the 2006 All-Ireland hurling title

Don’t act like you’re not impressed.

Conor Heneghan

Don’t act like you’re not impressed.

Everyone loves a good example of Wikipedia tampering now and again, but the Wiki people are so on the ball that they restore the specific article that has been tampered with before everyone can get a cheap laugh out of it.

To make it last as long as possible, the key is to tamper with a page that people mightn’t necessarily visit that often and considering that they’re so used to Liam McCarthy in the Marble County, we doubt that Cats fans feel the need to reflect on the 2006 triumph all that often, even if was their first title after a *cough* ‘drought’ of three years.

With that in mind, one mischievous Wikipedia user has edited the page relating to the 2006 All-Ireland Final to make it appear as if it was Ron Burgundy and not Brian Cody who masterminded victory over a great Cork side, whose much-discussed short-puck out tactic worked 60 per cent of the time, every time that season, but not on this occasion.


The chances of the page remaining as it is and of Ron maintaining his place in the pantheon of great All-Ireland hurling managers for too long are slim – we’re aware we’re not helping by giving it further exposure – but for now, it is kind of a big deal and we invite everyone to come see how good it looks (for the time being at least) by clicking on the page itself here.

Hat-tip to Kev Quinlan for the heads up on this one