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A week on

A week on from the replay and it’s not getting any easier, is it? Chatting to Rob on the podcast back at the house later on last Saturday evening I said this one had the capacity to rankle and, seven days on, I believe this to be the case even more strongly. It’s not as if […]

On and off the road

I thought I’d got away with it there: it was only last night, by which time we’d returned to base here in Dublin, that anyone first remarked about my absence from the site. But absent I was, having spent a few activity-laden days down in Mayo with the laptop switched off. It was only a […]

Mayo 2-17 Kildare 0-14: onwards and upwards

Some days just turn out to be ones to treasure. Today, for me, was for sure one of those rare, gilded ones I’ll look back on wistfully for many a day. It’s been a long day – the first half of which was spent cycling, in near perfect conditions, the jaw-dropping splendour of the Westportif […]

Game day: stay in the race

A week on from our last all-or-nothing qualifier challenge, here we are again facing into another one. Kildare come to town this evening and later on tonight we’ll either be looking forward to the prospect of Round 4B two weekends hence or else the 2017 FBD. It’s another big challenge for us – whatever the […]

Counting down the hours

Less than 48 hours to go now and I don’t know about the rest of you but the nerves are getting to me at this stage. I know Paddy Power have us priced into 1/10 – with only the Dubs on shorter (1/100) odds than us this weekend – but unlike the defending All-Ireland champions […]

Ladies Connacht final this Sunday

Image: Jen Murphy Sketches (@JenJen_Murf) With everything becalmed over the coming few days on the lads’ side of the house (there’s no further word since, by the way, on the throw-in time for our Round 2B qualifier against Fermanagh tomorrow week) it’s the turn of the ladies to take centre-stage this weekend. They do so […]

Senior and U21 fixtures for this weekend confirmed

Photo: @Elverys The tail-end of the last day of Christmas it may still be but, after the long closed season at inter-county level, the on-field action has already resumed with a vengeance. This coming weekend sees another round of games for both the senior and U21 teams and match details for both were confirmed by […]

Today’s action + Rochford only nominee for manager role

The first Sunday in November it may have been but at times it felt more like a day in high summer today. An ideal day, in other words, for all that club action taking place around the country. It was, once that thick fog lifted, also perfect weather to be out on the bike, as the above […]

Heading west

I’m getting ready to hit the road inside the next few hours, with the little lad, the bike and almost all the cycling gear I have in my possession making the trip west too. It’s impossible to say at this stage what the weather’s going to be like on the Westportif tomorrow but coldish, a bit […]