Yesterday saw an unusual alignment of the stars in the Mayo GAA Blog world. In the morning, the cumulative hit count on the site topped five million and then later in the afternoon the total page views for 2015 went over the million mark, as the image above illustrates.
The figures got me thinking about the rollercoaster we’ve all been on over the last few years. I reckon I’m correct in saying that the interest in and devotion to the Mayo team is at a higher level now than it’s ever been before. In this always-networked, social media-driven world we all inhabit nowadays, it’s obvious that this interest – this unceasing obsession – we share to see the lads reach their ultimate goal should spill over from the sideline to the online world.
In this sense, the two numbers recorded yesterday are no more than numerical confirmation of our support for a group of players who have given us on a consistent basis some of the best sporting memories any of us will ever experience. There are millions of reasons to be proud of these lads and yesterday’s numbers merely bear this out. Onwards and upwards.