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Kevin Walsh takes over in Galway

Kevin Walsh

Photo: Irish Independent We’re not the only ones appointing new managers this weather, though I think it’s fair to say we’re pretty much on our own in terms of the screwed-up way we went about our business in doing so. The neighbours are in appointment mode too, with Kevin Walsh last night handed the reins […]

The weekend’s club action

Ballintubber Knockmore FT

Photo: Mike Kelly (@kellymike87 via Twitter) Debate on here has been squarely focused on off-field activity of late but the weekend brought a welcome return of some on-field action at club level within the county. Pretty interesting it was too. Top billing in this respect obviously goes to Ballintubber’s astonishing tanking of Knockmore in yesterday’s senior championship […]

Real men wanted now!

The comment posted by PJ Monaghan on Friday concerning the management appointment fiasco struck a chord with readers. In this guest piece, PJ elaborates further on the issues raised in his comment and he also puts forward his proposals on what should happen now. Ger Loughnane is a man who has uttered many famous quotes in the […]

Second County Board member resigns

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Paddygate has claimed a second member of the County Board Executive, with Assistant Treasurer Michael Diskin – who was one of the driving forces behind the establishment of Cairde Mhaigheo – resigning from his position today. Midwest Radio is reporting (here) that his decision to do so is […]

County Board whitewash + Connelly and Holmes confirmed

Halls Pictorial Weekly

Photo: It shouldn’t come as a surprise, I know, but it’s still a bit stunning that tonight’s County Board meeting didn’t result in any resignations. Instead, all that was proffered by County Board Chairman Paddy McNicholas was a fairly lame apology for last weekend’s unedifying events, which then segued into what sounded like an incoherent debate […]

Tonight’s the night

The County Board meets tonight to consider both the appointment of a new management team and the shenanigans that took place around the appointment. Apparently, there’ll be a meeting of the Executive on first followed by a full County Board meeting so what happens at the latter could well be determined by what’s decided, or not, […]

More on the appointment fiasco

Dirty linen

Photo: Not surprisingly, the county’s dirty linen is on full show for the delectation of the nation this morning, with all three nationals covering the ongoing managerial appointment fiasco. (We need a gate-related name for it, by the way – the obvious one being Paddygate, I guess.) Here’s what they have to say – Irish […]

Details of new backroom team confirmed as appointment shambles revealed

This week’s Mayo News (paper and digital versions) has plenty on the appointment of the new management team, the short version of which has already been outlined in the comments. The most important bit, I guess, relates to the new backroom team with the paper confirming the key appointments that Noel Connelly and Pat Holmes intend […]

James backs new management team

James Horan hasn’t let the grass grow under his feet since stepping down as manager, penning a few pieces for the Irish Independent before and after yesterday’s All-Ireland final. In his column in today’s Indo, once he’d done with discussing yesterday’s vomitfest he had a few words to say about his successors in the Mayo […]

Foul final should fire us up for 2015

Well, that’s it, then. After the worst All-Ireland final in at least a decade – the original ‘puke football’ one of 2003 was probably the last time a contest of such awfulness occurred on football’s biggest day of the year – Sam is heading to Kerry for the 37th time. And if The Sunday Game tonight is […]