Right, no point putting this off any longer. If it’s pain you want, then step right up – it’s all here in abundance. It’s the Monday match report misery corner and here it is:
Ugh – that was painful.
Let’s finish this one on a slightly upbeat note. Although Saturday night’s defeat has seen us slide down the Division One table, we’re still in an okay place (table here). We’re in fifth spot, level on four points with Kerry but ahead of them, despite an inferior points difference, due to our head-to-head record. That head-to-head rule, by the way, is stupid and unfair but in this instance it’s us that benefit from it.
Looking to what’s ahead of us in this League campaign, there’s a good chance we could seal our Division One place for next year when we play Cavan in a fortnight’s time. They have to play Tyrone in Omagh next weekend (in their refixed Round 3 match) and if they lose that and we then beat them, the Breffni lads won’t be able to overhaul us. On the same afternoon, Roscommon travel to Iniskeen (the place in Kavanagh Country with those nice green and red seats) to play Monaghan and if they fail to win there then they can’t catch us either.
Which all means there’s a good chance that the backlash we hope to see from our lads following Saturday night’s implosion could result in our preserving our top tier status with two matches to spare in this year’s League. Off you go now and ruminate on that upbeat parting shot.