Certainty on Joe Canning and Stephen Claxton exits allows Galway and Dublin to usher in new era

In the span of 24 hours over the weekend, two great careers in modern inter-county Gaelic games were definitively covered.

Otherwise there was any hope of a reversal of past situations, but when it’s Stephen Claxton and Joe Canning there’s always going to be a long question about what their intentions might be, like it’s already different. said or implied.