Your county's pre-season opener summed up in a single tweet
Can you feel it? That is the new GAA season clattering into our lives like mud-splattered bat out of hell.
It is only January so nobody is getting carried away but supporters are just happy to have something to fill that gap in their Sunday afternoons and players are probably happy to have something to train for - even if it is 60 minutes of half-paced football against a second string college team.
It is not often Tyrone are winless for a season, Leitrim have a 100 percent record and Laois are the dual kings, so let us savour a flavour of the reaction from around the country to that opening weekend.
Tyrone footballers - We are not going to dwell on this
#BOIMcKennaCup Cavan 1-13 Tyrone 0-12 result
— Tyrone GAA (@TyroneGAALive) January 8, 2017
Dublin footballers - First-team, experimental team. No matter, we're still classy.
A great start to the season, Dublin have won their opening O'Byrne Cup match! Commiserations to @DCUGAAAcademy on a hard fought game pic.twitter.com/7iGQjJu66g
— Dublin GAA (@DubGAAOfficial) January 8, 2017
Antrim hurlers - Fucking bring it on
— Antrim GAA (@AontroimGAA) January 8, 2017
Tipperary footballers - We preferred 2016
McGrath Cup - Tipperary cleaned out by Kerry U21s https://t.co/qYQskCq3tb
— Tipperary GAA (@TipperaryGAA) January 9, 2017
Kilkenny hurlers - We could not be bothered with this Walsh Cup shite. Retweet.
— Leinster GAA (@gaaleinster) January 8, 2017
Cork footballers and hurlers - Let's get down to business
— Páirc Uí Chaoimh (@PaircUiCha0imh) January 8, 2017
Donegal footballers - We lost the war but won the man of the match battle
— Official Donegal GAA (@officialdonegal) January 9, 2017
Mayo footballers - We lost but the football's back, thank fuck the football is back
— Mayo GAA (@MayoGAA) January 8, 2017
Laois footballers and hurlers - Stick a fork in 2017, we're done
Perfect start for Peter Creedon and Eamonn Kelly. Footballers win 1-15 to 0-7 and Hurlers win 3-18 to 0-22. Reports and reaction later.
— Laois GAA (@CLGLaois) January 8, 2017
Leitrim footballers - 18-point win, no biggie
— Leitrim GAA (@LeitrimGAA) January 8, 2017
Meath footballers - New era, this time it is going to be different
Three men who can be very content with their performances today as we go the season off to a winning start with a... https://t.co/V5HrJq7S1C
— Meath GAA (@MeathGAA) January 8, 2017