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A few thoughts on Alan Freeman’s departure

Photo: Elverysblog.com When I was composing that post yesterday morning about comings and goings on the panel I’d already heard that Alan Freeman had left. The word wasn’t, however, out then but it was soon after, with the Mayo News (here) breaking the story yesterday evening and there’s further coverage on it this morning – Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, RTÉ. […]

Our provincial champion conundrum

Saturday sees us make our sixth successive appearance in the All-Ireland Series, the latest episode in what is an unprecedented period of competitiveness for us in the championship. We’re become used to being still in with a shout for honours come August each year, even if ultimate success remains as elusive as ever for us. When we take the field […]

Retrospective on those five wins over Galway

It’s been a fair while since our championship season was defined by how we got on against the neighbours but, having played them down the years a grand total of 85 times in the championship since our first clash back in 1902, our frequent summer clashes against Galway certainly makes the fixture our greatest rivalry. A proper rivalry it is […]

Summing up 2013

Image: Seaofgreenandred 2013, with its soaring highs and crashing lows, is almost behind us: two weeks tomorrow is New Year’s Day and once the lads get back from Dubai shortly after that the FBD will have started up and the first of those Club ’51 banners will have been unfurled. But before all that, the above infographic – which comes […]

All-Star selection doubly cruel on Cillian

Photo: @officialgaa Every year the All-Star awards never fail to cause controversy and tonight’s version was no exception. While the first fourteen gongs in the football awards went in the direction expected (from our perspective, Ger Cafferkey losing out to Dublin’s Rory O’Carroll was a bit disappointing but it wasn’t a surprise), there proved to be a sting in the […]

County Board expecting James to stay on

Photo: Irish Examiner Terry Reilly has a piece in today’s Irish Examiner quoting County Board PRO Aiden McLoughlin which gives the clearest indication yet that James Horan will indeed continue as manager for a fourth season. In this report, Aiden McLoughlin states squarely that as far as the Baord are concerned “James will be in charge next season.” Apparently, the […]