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Rochy readying his forces for Galway

Photo: @Sportsfile (Seb Daly) The press night ahead of our Connacht SFC semi-final against Galway at Salthill on Sunday week (throw-in 4pm) took place last night. What was said then will, as usual, only be reported on in-depth in the days leading up to the game but Mike Finnerty has a piece (here) in today’s Irish Examiner arising from last […]

Where to from here?

Okay, okay – so it proved to be more than yesterday’s news. The Indo has made sure of that, rolling out two follow-on pieces yesterday and another one today. Who knows? Maybe they have a whole week of content pre-cooked and ready to serve up to the nation. But, eventually, the big tent will come down and the circus will […]

Waiting and dreaming

Photo: @OkcabRonan One day closer and I dunno about the rest of you but this lead-in sure seems to be a long one. The four-week gap between our semi-final and Sunday week’s final is the longest interval we’ve had between games this summer – London to Galway was three weeks, then it was another three-week gap to the Fermanagh game, then […]

Connacht championship launch

Photo: Connacht GAA There I was yesterday tap-tapping away wondering about when the Connacht championship launch might be happening when at about the same time the lads were out in their finery over in Bekan, the rushes tickling their bare legs as they formally set in motion the 2016 battle for the Nestor Cup. The launch has spawned a fair amount of […]

Stephen’s Christmas call for patience

Photo: Irish Independent (Sportsfile/David Maher) Speaking to Mike Finnerty in this week’s Mayo News (paper and digital variants), new manager Stephen Rochford has called for “a little bit of patience” from supporters ahead of the start of a new year of football action. He’s not asking for too much tolerance from the terraces either, saying that “the way we’ll hopefully be […]