Site stats update

One of my New Year’s jobs early every January is to have a look back on the traffic numbers for the site for the previous twelve months and to see how these compare with previous years. It’s that time of year again so here’s the end-2016 update. I first began gathering traffic data (using StatCounter) a […]

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 […]

Almost there

Photo: @CompassBar It’s the day before the final, with that familiar feeling of excitement and nervousness – in my case still more the former than the latter, I’m happy to confirm – really starting to build. We’re awful close to it now. But it being the day before, it’s a bit like Christmas Eve – a […]

Fit and ready

Photo: @Officialgaa We got our All-Ireland final press gathering out of the way last night, nice and early well ahead of the big day itself. Much of what was said by those wheeled out to meet and greet the Fourth Estate won’t see the light of day until the week of the final but there’s a […]

Another million racked up

Source: Statcounter A few minutes ago the hit count (i.e. page views) so far in 2016 went above the million mark. Last year – when a total of 2.1 million page views were recorded – this level wasn’t reached until near the end of July. It’s perhaps safe to assume, then, that the high watermark for 2015 will […]

Site stats update

For the last few years I’ve done a post in early January providing an overview of traffic to the site over the previous twelve months, placing this information in the context of traffic generated since the blog’s inception, which is close to nine years ago now. So, then, here’s the end-2015 picture. The first graph […]

Global connectivity and Galway (not forgetting London)

Photo: The draws for the 2016 provincial championships were held last night – several months too early, as per usual with the GAA – but I haven’t had much time to think about the pairings. This is because bits of the internet, in particular the bit connecting the EU to the US, got a […]

Thoughts turning towards Sunday

That awful tragedy on Sunday night has, I think, fairly much knocked the stuffing out of many people. The utter senselessness of accidental death at such a tender age is beyond comprehension and at a time like this words are less than useless. As others have said, Darragh’s death also places Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final into […]


Image: We’re back home, with more than two weeks to go until our All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin so with plenty of time to start a nice, long countdown to what should be a shuddering showdown between two top-class teams zeroing in on the big prize. It’s good to be back even if, in an […]

Millions of reasons to love this team

Image: Statcounter Yesterday saw an unusual alignment of the stars in the Mayo GAA Blog world. In the morning, the cumulative hit count on the site topped five million and then later in the afternoon the total page views for 2015 went over the million mark, as the image above illustrates. The figures got me […]