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Poll: Dublin or Kerry?

This particular debate is already up and running, I know, but it’d be no harm to provide a numerical angle to the discussion. The game’s two heavyweights clash in the second of this year’s All-Ireland football semi-finals with this sell-out fixture down for decision at Croke Park on Sunday (throw-in 3.30pm). One of them will emerge from this tie to face […]

Game day: go for it

With dizzying speed, here we are again: once more it’s game day, all-or-nothing day, this time the day where we get the chance to claim a place in this year’s All-Ireland semi-finals. Although we lost our safety net in this year’s championship the evening we fell unexpectedly to Galway in the Connacht semi-final back in June, it’s only now that […]

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 […]

Tom Parsons our MOTM from yesterday

Photo: MichaelMaye.com Yesterday’s disappointing defeat to Kerry didn’t have too many positives for us but the bright showing by Tom Parsons in midfield was one of them. Little wonder then that the rangy Charlestown player has galloped away with this week’s Man of the Match award, claiming 47% of the popular vote. Ger Cafferkey, Colm Boyle and Shane Nally shared second […]

Monday match reports

Photo: MichaelMaye.com It’s a beautiful spring morning out there but, as the song goes, it’s raining in my heart. And in my head – I’ve a stressful week of work ahead so little time for other stuff. Only enough time, then, for a rapid gallop through the coverage on yesterday’s match. Here’s what’s out there on it: Locals: Mayo Advertiser, […]

Big test awaits us tomorrow

Photo: Breaking News (Inpho) I get all the sudden interest in what’s happening at minor level but I have to admit that my focus right now remains squarely on the seniors. So much so that thanks to some nifty navigation on the diary front and thanks too in no small measure to an unfailingly understanding spouse, I’m now gearing up for […]