The sun is shining, the legs are fine after yesterday’s exertions and we’re headed into Round 4B of the qualifiers with increasing velocity. Things could be worse right now.
Just time for a quick trot through the coverage on the game so here goes:
Others: GAA (match tracker, match report), RTÉ (which I’ve only included to highlight their disgraceful terming of Aidan O’Shea as a “villain” – yet again, it’s a case of low standards in high places from the so-called national broadcaster), Sky (includes video, including post-match interviews with Aidan O’Shea and Stephen Rochford), The 42 (match report, match tracker), Hogan Stand.
Bonus video: Diarmuid’s wonder goal.
Incidentally, in his post-match comments (which, as well as that in video piece above on Sky, are covered by The 42 and Hogan Stand but not, curiously, by RTÉ) Aidan O’Shea denied that he dived in the Fermanagh game last Saturday. This isn’t going to make a jot of difference, of course, because the baying mob on social media have long since tried and convicted him and have moved onto their next outrage to piss and moan about but Aidan’s comments – his first and, I guess, final observations on the incident – are worth noting all the same.
With the nation’s attention span being shorter than a goldfish, of course, none of this will have any impact on public opinion. You would, though, at least hope that last night’s disgraceful reffing performance – where no foul on us, no matter how clearcut, was going to result in a free – was an one-off, though I wouldn’t be so sure.
But we’re still standing and getting stronger all the time. Stronger still, one hopes, two weeks from now. But that’s all for another day – off with you now and enjoy this glorious afternoon. Up Mayo!