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The Heather v The Heron – the tangled relationship between Galway and Mayo

It’s my pleasure to welcome back into the guest slot this fine morning my fellow Mayo blogger An Spailpín Fánach who turns his mind to the nature of our relationship with the next-door neighbours and, in doing so, suggests where our loyalties might perhaps lie in this weekend’s U21 All-Ireland final. The cliché has it that the Connacht Championship is […]

Making the most of now

Starting off the Spring Series of guest appearances here on the site, I’m delighted to welcome back Edwin McGreal who provides his thoughts on where we’re at following James Horan’s first league campaign at the helm, with thoughts now turning firmly towards the summer campaign. ‘We are where we are.’ A phrase that is fast becoming the cliche of post-Celtic […]

Thoughts for 2011

Playing us out here on the site for 2010, I’m delighted to welcome into the guest slot FourGoal McGee whom many of you will know as a perceptive and frequent contributor to the comments section for almost as long as this site has been in existence and who has some wise words for us as we face into another year […]

Clerical bar

Back into the guest slot comes ontheroad who casts a critical eye on the baneful influence that the Catholic Church has had down the years on the footballing careers of its own student priests. For men who at times almost single handedly kept the fires of the GAA alive, the bishops had an almost schizophrenic view on its own student […]

Mayo, help ourselves

The latest occupant of the guest slot is journalist and, more latterly, scholar Edwin McGreal who expands on the theme about how we should view ourselves as a footballing county before then going on to consider the importance of  more local GAA loyalties. ‘Mayo, God help us.’ My blood boils every time I hear or see that, the ultimate expression […]