I think it really is time to start moving on from Saturday’s events and this week’s issue of the Mayo News (out today, paper and digital format) helps that process considerably.
Daniel Carey has a piece on the front page of the sports section of the paper (here), which contains a very brief statement from County Board PRO Paul Cunnane. It’s worth quoting this statement in full, which reads as follows:
What happened in 2015 is not something we will be talking about. All we are concentrating on is 2017 and the new season which is just over three weeks away.
I have to admit that’s exactly what I’d expect the Board to be saying at this juncture. There’s nothing to be gained from adding fuel to what is, despite the Indo’s best efforts (with another piece today), now a dying fire.
Danny also reports in that piece that Stephen Rochford was contacted but had no comment to make and that Liam Horan, media co-ordinator for the senior team, confirmed there’d be no further comment from the players or management on the issue. No comment was forthcoming either from County Board Chairman Mike Connelly.
The same paper has a few good, even-handed pieces on the affair today by Billy Joe Padden, Edwin McGreal and Mike Finnerty. They’re all worth a read if the issue is still rocking around in your mind and they all, in their different ways, help the process of moving on and looking to the future.
With that in mind, I’m happy to let you know that, after a break of a few months, a new edition of the Mayo News football podcast will be hitting the airwaves a bit later on today. I’ll post separately on that once it’s ready to rock. Then tomorrow I’ve an update on what’s been happening with the results archive that I want to let you know about. The show goes on.