New York fired Joe Girardi, a manager with more victories in franchise history than anyone except Hall of Famers Joe McCarthy, Joe
Torre, Casey Stengel and Miller Huggins.
Neither does Matthews shy away from the many warts pockmarking the Kennedy clan: the affection for McCarthy, Joe
Sr.'s anti-Semitism, his sons feeling embarrassed by their old man.
Wing Brett Chatwin was the hero of the day for the Squirrels helping himself to four tries, while Pat Howell, Paul Smith, Gareth McCarthy, Joe
Sullivan and Shaun Coughlin also crossed.
Elsewhere, Mollies Munch (Dylan Nicholls 4, Charlie Hill 3, Kyle Hayes 2, Regan Rubin 2, Mikey Martin, Dylan Dunn) defeated Forefield, Frameline (Billy McCarthy, Joe
Johanson, Sonny Chambers) kept out Kingsfield 3-0 while Croxteth Park (Mark Ryan, Adam Bowe, Andy Koffi, Mikey Ryan) shut-out the Netherton Pumas 4-0.
CONNACHT SQUAD: Andrew Browne, Kieran Campbell, Fionn Carr, Sean Cronin, Mel Deane, Tim Donnelly, Gavin Duffy, Andy Dunne, Andrew Farley, Adrian Flavin, John Hearty, Ian Keatley, Ronan Loughney, John Lyne, Keith Matthews, Michael McCarthy, Joe
Merrigan, Robbie Morris, Frank Murphy, Troy Nathan, Johnny O'Connor, Ray Ofisa, Colm Rigney, Daniel Riordan, Michael Swift, Brett Wilkinson.
Despite Kinsella's departure, there remains a strong Irish connection at Colchester with three defenders, Tony McCarthy, Joe
Dunne, and David Greene, all still on duty at Layer Road.
The dilemma was solved when Chris McCarthy, Joe
's older brother and a senior at Worcester State, got a friend to loan out his gear.
Although the Cork defence has remained pretty much as you were, the forward-line was missing stellar names like Niall McCarthy, Joe
Deane, Neil Ronan and Kieran Murphy last Sunday, as they were left on the bench.
The Rebels were short stellar names like Sean Og O hAilpin, Ben and Jerry O'Connor, Ronan Curran, Niall McCarthy, Joe
Deane and Kieran 'Fraggy' Murphy for Sunday's win over Dublin and they are not expected to feature for next weekend's trip to Antrim.
Cork opened brightly and for the first 10 minutes were accurate with their chances, with Niall McCarthy, Joe
Deane (0-2) and Jerry O'Connor (0-2) putting them 0-05 to 0-01 ahead.
If Seanie McGrath, Timmy McCarthy, Joe
Deane and Ben O'Connor ever hit it off on the one day together I shudder to think of the consequences for the defence that has to plug the gaps.
Watch out for improvement in individuals like Neil Ronan who has put on a stone in weight, Ben O'Connor and more consistency from Mickey O'Connell, Timmy McCarthy, Joe
Deane and Seanie McGrath.