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Clare name unchanged team

Photo: Irish Examiner Clare’s starting fifteen for tomorrow’s all-or-nothing Round 3A qualifier clash with our lads at Cusack Park, Ennis (throw-in 5pm) has been named. It won’t come as the shock of the year to learn that the team the Banner County have named is unchanged from the one that started in the previous round against Laois, a match that […]

Monday match reports

Photo: MichaelMaye.com The clocks have changed, there’s a tiny hint of summer in the air so who cares if it’s Monday morning? In any event, because it’s Monday there are match reports to be sorted, positive ones for a change. Ready to dive in? Right, here goes. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph, Ulster Herald. Nationals: Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Irish Times, Irish Sun, […]

Mayo 0-15 Dublin 2-9: heroic fightback secures second shot at Sam

We’re still alive. And still standing. Twice in today’s All-Ireland final, it looked like the game was gone beyond us but both times we clawed our way back into it. Our second comeback was particularly impressive and Cillian O’Connor showed incredible composure to fire over the leveler deep into injury time. So it’s a replay, for the first time since […]

Team to face London named

Photo: Irish Post There I was expecting the team announcement to happen tonight but I just checked back on the site a few minutes ago – I don’t spend all day every day on it (though it does feel that way betimes) – and there it was. I guess it’s a bit like going onto the tube and thinking it’s […]

Darragh Doherty RIP

Photo: Laois Nationalist It’s now been confirmed that the young man who tragically lost his life in that road traffic accident near Ballinrobe last night was former Mayo minor star Darragh Doherty from Kilmaine. Darragh was corner-forward on the team that claimed the Tom Markham Cup in 2013 and he lit up that All-Ireland winning campaign with a number of […]

Back

Okay, it’s time, I guess, to make a start at reconnecting here once more. In doing so, I’d like to say thanks for the many kind messages posted here and sent via email over the past week, all of which have been much appreciated. I won’t pretend that I’ve been all that close to what’s been happening so far in the […]

Mitchels and Vincents march on to Croker

So it’s going to come to pass. Ever since both Castlebar and St. Vincents won their respective provincial titles before Christmas, I’ve been convinced that the two were on a Croke Park collision course and today’s All-Ireland semi-final results makes this a reality. I’m in Heaven, I’m in Hell: faced with the final where, regardless of the result, I can’t […]