I’m as confused as the rest of you – perhaps even more so, given my colour-blindness – about this #daretobedifferent carry-on put about yesterday on Twitter by Elverys and the County Board and whether or not this means that a new away jersey, supposedly a black one, will be unveiled in Killarney on Sunday.
It was this tweet yesterday from Elverys, an identical version of which was also put out by @MayoGAA, that rose this particular hare:
— Elverys Sports (@Elverys) January 27, 2015
I can’t even hazard a guess at the colours in that image but even to my afflicted eyes there’s something other than just black in there. What message, subliminal or otherwise, may buried therein I’ll leave to yourselves to decode though I did rather like this explanation of what might be afoot:
Incidentally, when I told one of the kids about it last night – the one, incidentally, who reached the ripe old age of twelve today – she reckoned they should go the whole hog on it and insist on doing the haka before every match. She might be onto something there, you know. Aside from anything else, it would, of course, be an appropriate nod to the James Horan era.
Onto other matters, then, which from a quick shifty at the papers I can see involves a few interviews with Cillian O’Connor to coincide with the Nordie launch of the NFL, in which he took part. This has spawned a few interviews, which are here – GAA, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Irish Times.
The latter two pieces, by the way, zone in on what Cillian had to say on the issue of players quitting jobs to focus on the GAA, an obvious reference to the Darran O’Sullivan case, which got coverage earlier in the week. It’s worth noting in this regard, though, that the Kerryman has since vociferously denied (on Twitter) that his move was as simple as it had been portrayed and that he was instead switching careers.
There’s also a piece in today’s Irish Times about the Gavin Duffy is-he-eligible-or-isn’t-he? saga, which sheds a bit more light into this head-scratching affair and provides further proof for my long-held contention that in life so many things fall into the realm of cock-up rather than conspiracy. Anyway, it’s all water under the bridge now and Gavin is definitely an eligible pick for us in 2015.
Talking of picks, the team for Sunday is due to be announced at some stage later on today and full details will be posted here once that happens.
UPDATE: @MayoGAA have since said that the team for Sunday will be announced at 9.30pm tonight. According to their website, the Yerras will be unveiling their team around the same time.