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Checking on the Kingdom

Photo: Irish Independent (Brendan Moran/Sportsfile) It’s another day closer to our All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry and so time to look in a bit more detail at what Sunday’s opponents have been getting up to over the last while. While this is our seventh semi-final appearance in succession for Kerry it’s their fifth on the trot. Back in 2012 Donegal took […]

The final four

Photo: Kilkennycityonline.com The usual thing to say when the end of July comes around is that the real championship is about to begin. But you could as easily argue nowadays that it’s only when the field is whittled down to the last four contenders that the proper action starts. The final four in this year’s championship are a familiar bunch. Dublin, […]

Keith Higgins our MOTM from yesterday’s game

Photo: MichaelMaye.com The votes are in and counted and the result is a decisive one. Keith Higgins has, by popular acclaim been chosen as our Man of the Match from yesterday’s roasting of the Rossies at Croke Park. In truth, there were plenty of players in Green and Red who put in strong performances for us yesterday. Aidan O’Shea (with […]

Mayo 4-19 Roscommon 0-9: return of the demolition men

Finished? After this afternoon’s devastating destruction of Roscommon at Croke Park it would appear that there’s life in this old dog yet. And some. I said this morning that August in Croke Park is when – in this wonderful post-2011 era for the county – we tend to get motoring. I felt we could up it today but there’s no […]

Lee Keegan our MOTM from yesterday’s game

Photo: RTÉ Right, this one was always going to be an open-and-shut case. Lee Keegan’s standout performance at Croke Park yesterday means that, by a proverbial country mile, he’s been voted our Man of the Match for the game against Roscommon. Lee’s dominant display yesterday was the epitome of a player at the top of his game, a performance that […]

Mayo 1-12 Roscommon 2-9: Western stalemate 

Just another championship day for us, wasn’t it? Ever since we decided to go all batshit loony tunes, this is the way it is with us. Another game we should have won but didn’t, another one we could easily have lost but didn’t either. No extra-time today, though, so the crazy caravan gets another outing, this time on August Bank […]

Reviewing the Rossies

Photo: Irish Times No Monday morning theatrics were required this time to learn our next opponents in what, by any measure, has become a rather amazing championship campaign for us. No sooner than had our collective heart rates begun to stabilise on Saturday evening but it was already apparent that Galway were in the process of whipping Donegal. That outcome […]

Cillian O’Connor our MOTM from yesterday’s game

Photo: MichaelMaye.com We need to alter our focus, I know, to Roscommon next Sunday – they’ve named their team, by the way, it’s here – but we’ve still some pescado para freír from yesterday. This is the Man of the Match poll, where when the shutters came down a short while ago, a pleasingly neat 1,000 votes had been cast. Most […]

Down to the final twelve

Photo: Kilkennycityonline.com The “real” championship only gets going nowadays when the All-Ireland Series swings into action. It’s a situation that’ll become more entrenched next year when the so-called Super Eight is played off for the first time but the final twelve has also developed some minor cachet of its own in recent years. This is probably to do with timing […]