Right, yesterday’s tempest appears, thankfully, to have abated. Let’s keep it that way now, eh?
Sometimes – especially at a time like this – the best thing to say is to say nothing at all. So I thought the nice photo above – one of Lough Tay that I snapped on a gruelling but great 80km spin on the bike in the Wicklow mountains last Sunday morning – should have a suitably soothing effect.
As has already been stated this morning, though, nature abhors a vacuum so here are a few GAA-related things to chew over in the absence of anything else.
On-field activity is at a bit of a premium right now and the only proper morsel on offer this coming weekend is the Connacht intermediate club semi-final between Hollymount-Carramore and Leitrim’s Melvin Gaels. This takes place at MacHale Park on Sunday, throw-in 2pm. If you can’t rouse yourself to get to Castlebar for the match, it’s also being streamed live by Local Streaming – full details here.
For us expats up here in the capital, meanwhile, this Sunday is, of course, Dublin champo final day, with my local club St Vincents chasing their third senior county title in a row and their 28th in all. Vinnies’ cup is fairly overflowing at the minute as they also won the intermediate football title (for the first time since 1991) a few weeks back. Their opponents in Sunday’s senior final are Ballyboden St Enda’s and the match throws in at Parnell Park at 4pm.
If you really want to stray onto off-field matters, then the GAA’s discussion document on possible revisions to the football championship structure might fit the bill. The context for this document is set out in this piece by John Fogarty in the Irish Examiner yesterday and a copy of the document itself is available (in pdf form) here.
That’s all for the minute. Keep keeping the peace now, y’hear?