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Aidan’s interview

Photo: BBC I’m away from base on a work thing at the minute – though not far enough away to avoid the storm – but it’s worth giving a quick mention (and it’ll have to be just a quick one) to Aidan O’Shea’s interview, which has got plenty of coverage in the media. It’s not surprising that this generated as […]

Dan O’Neill RIP

Photo: Divided Loyalties The death has been announced of Dan O’Neill, who played for the county in the Fifties and Sixties, and who was an All-Ireland winner, though not with his native county. Instead, he won his Celtic Cross playing for Louth in the 1957 All-Ireland, where coincidentally another Mayoman – Seamie O’Donnell – was also on the starting fifteen. […]

Happy Christmas

So once again it’s that time of year when the world falls in love when every song you hear … yes, those little buggers have moved the dial over to Christmas FM again and sure why not, isn’t the Christmas almost here? It is, apparently and so once again it’s time to bring the metaphorical shutters down for another festive […]

Mort’s book largely misses the mark

A few days before the 2012 All-Ireland final, I was at a breakfast event in Croke Park where the two star turns were Donegal’s Kevin Cassidy and our own Conor Mortimer. Both had departed their respective county panels inside the previous twelve months – the former turfed out by Jim McGuinness, the latter of his own volition – and both […]

Crossroads

Photo: Geograph.ie/Kevin Higgins Robert Johnson wrote it, Cream, Eric Clapton, John Mayer and the late and great JJ Cale sang it. The song is called “Crossroads” and Mayo are at it. Truth be told, and it’s only my opinion, we have been loitering at the crossroads for a while. Perspective First let’s put things into perspective. Between 1952 and 1985 […]