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More on the minors

There’s oodles of stuff, as you’d expect, in this week’s Mayo News about the minor replay and, as you’d also expect, most of it is of the wistful variety.  Sean Rice did the match report and some analysis, Austin Garvin did some more analysis, An Spailpín did his now usual fan’s eye piece and Daniel […]

Ray’s reaction

Ray Dempsey has a few after-match comments in today’s Sunday Indo that are worth an airing here.  It’s no surprise to see that he paid fulsome tribute to his young charges following their emotionally charged extra-time defeat to Tyrone yesterday afternoon in Longford.  He made specific reference to the team’s winning mentality and expressed the […]

Magnificent minors just fall short

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We came close, so close, to clinching the minor All-Ireland today but in the end Tyrone had that bit more in the tank in extra time.  Hard luck, lads – you left everything out there on the pitch today at Pearse Park and we can’t ask for anything more than that. It was a day […]

Best of luck today, lads

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The time for words is over: in a few hours it will instead be time for the throw-in down at Pearse Park.  There’s little more to say at this point except to wish the lads well in today’s All-Ireland minor football final replay, where I know that, like they’ve done all year, they’ll do us […]

Mayo unchanged for tomorrow

We’ve just named an unchanged team for tomorrow’s All-Ireland minor football final replay with Tyrone.  This means that Kiltimagh’s Ciaran Charlton, who was a late replacement for John Carney in the starting line-up last Sunday, keeps his place at top of the right.  The full line-up is as follows: Mayo v Tyrone (All-Ireland minor football […]

One change for Tyrone

Tyrone have announced their team for Saturday’s All-Ireland minor football replay.  There’s just one change from the team that started in the drawn match, with Ronan Tierney coming into the full-back line in place of injured captain Ryan Pickering who suffered a broken collar bone in Croke Park.  Here’s the team in full: Tyrone v […]

Electronic tickets ARE available for Saturday

Forget that last rant about An Post: they might well be a lumbering, inefficient semi-State agency but now – like one of our fleet-footed minors – you can do a little shimmy and leave them where any big, slow and awkward opponent deserves to be left, i.e. sitting on their hole, by eschewing snail mail […]

Today is sort-out-the-tickets day

It’s already Wednesday, the match takes place on Saturday and, for many of those planning to go to Pearse Park, that lumbering semi-State hulk called An Post stands in the way like a great, big, moth-eaten colossus.  The logistics of getting all the right tickets into all the right hands within six days was always […]

Replay will be shown live on RTE

Saturday’s All-Ireland minor football replay will be broadcast live on RTE (presumably on RTE 2), though I’m not sure if they’re giving it the full Podge and Rodge Sunday Saturday Game Live treatment. Coverage gets underway at 2.15pm ahead of the 2.30pm throw-in at Pearse Park. It’s good that it’s on the telly but those […]

It’s all-ticket at Longford next Saturday

Them that know in the GAA are obviously expecting a big crowd at Pearse Park in Longford next Saturday for the All-Ireland minor football replay as they’ve just announced that the match will be an all-ticket affair (full details here).  They’re probably right because Tyrone are sure to bring a big, happy mob down for […]