GAELIC Life columnist Finnian Moriarty has given an insight into the life of the inter-county substitute.
In his column in today’s newspaper, the Armagh man goes some way to explaining the difficulties that accompany a watching brief.
“Worthlessness is an extremely strong word to use but it is an appropriate term to describe how you can feel as you trudge across the field to complete a running session as the players that have just won a hard-fought victory high five each other on the opposite side of the pitch,” he said.
“These players will be clapped into the changing rooms by fervent supporters who will be long gone by the time you’ve completed your penance.”
The full column can be read in today’s Gaelic Life, available in shops now or online here.