'When the world says give up, hope whispers try it one more time.' ~Author Unknown
There are few who could argue against Cork wining the All Ireland Final yesterday against Down. They have been waiting for twenty years and have been so close on many occasions. But yesterday was a day to put all that behind, to seize the opportunity and to finally deliver on the biggest prize of them all. Down were quick, sharp, fast and hungry but could not match the great spirit of the Cork team that edged them on to win. The story of the Cork team resonates with all our lives. How often we have tasted defeat. We have worked hard, done our best, gave it our all, only to experience setbacks, disappointments and moments we'd like to forget. Maybe we have felt God has seriously let us down, even abandoned us. Our belief is that God journeys with us through every moment but particularly during difficult moments. We are given strength and hope to keep going even when all seems lost. The Cork football team kept their inner belief and resolve that their day would come. It finally came yesterday and our heartiest congratulations go to a great team.