I could say it’s been non-stop for me today but that’s not quite true – I was going great guns 42 km into a 50 km cycle this morning when a puncture just outside St. Margaret’s brought an abrupt halt to my gallop. It’s been all go, though, since I finally managed to get back home but I can see from the comments that you’re all up to date so that’s grand.
That was a great win for Connacht in the Interpros today and it’d be good if they could go on and win the bloody thing now, having last done so way back in 1969. The old timer in me would love to see the Interpros being revived properly – I have this slightly daft idea of it being run off right after the All-Ireland, when the weather is still good and there’s a big appetite for live action, with some kind of tie-in to the All-Stars. I know that this most likely fails the practicality test, in terms of club fixtures and what-not, hence my recognition that it’s a partially mad idea but I still think something better than a mid-February slot could be found for this unloved jewel in the calendar.
That’s all I have to say this evening, to be honest, and for the coming few days as well. I’m up and away early in the morning – not, alas, on some swanky mid-term break but instead it’s another overseas work thing. I’ll be checking in now and again to make sure that all’s well here but if you could all make a special effort over the next few days to keep the comments between the ditches that’d be appreciated.