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Self-scanners at MacHale Park on Sunday

I’m all for technological progress (without it, I guess, we’d all be still living in caves scratching our posteriors with the jawbone of an ass, or whatever that metaphor is supposed to be) and so I can only applaud the latest piece of hi-tech wizardry that season ticket holders are going to encounter at the entrance to MacHale Park shortly […]

MacHale Park or Pearse Stadium for the Connacht final

This has, I know, been debated a bit already in the comments but it’s worth confirming that this year’s Connacht final will either be played at MacHale Park or at Pearse Stadium. Which one it is depends on the outcome of tomorrow evening’s semi-final between Galway and Sligo: if the former come through then, by virtue of our home-and-away arrangement […]

What’s in a name?

Terry Reilly has an interesting piece in today’s Irish Examiner about the subtle alteration that has recently occurred in the spelling of the name of the county ground and why this has taken place. Like myself, you may not have noted that McHale Park has recently mutated to become MacHale Park (let’s leave the Elvery’s bit out of it for […]

Castlebar is the only sensible choice for the Connacht final

The Connacht Council announced on Monday that they intend to decide on where this year’s provincial decider will be held after the Leitrim/London semi-final has been played this coming Sunday, noting as they did so that Hyde Park – the hitherto obvious neutral venue – isn’t a runner, having fallen foul of the strictures of the Slattery Report. This should […]