There’s no easy way to do this, I know, so maybe it’s best just to leap right in. Here, then, are the match reports on our latest depressing inter-county engagement.
I guess the most relevant bit from all the above is what Stephen Rochford had to say after the game. Not a lot, would be the short version – he accepted that we didn’t do enough to stop Cavan running at us in the second half (which is undoubtedly true) and he bemoaned the soft goal we conceded just before the break (which everyone sitting in the stands and those watching on TV no doubt did too).
He had nothing to say, though, about what was yet another alarmingly flat performance from the lads and, aside from asserting that “we’ll take on the challenge and see how best we can deal with it,” he gave little cause for hope that things might be any better for us next weekend up in Omagh.
That’s your downbeat Monday morning delivery, folks. Back a bit later on with the Mayo News podcast – I’m out around lunchtime so it’ll be mid-afternoon or so before that goes up – and then I’ll post the results of the MOTM poll, in which Danny Kirby already has a few quotas in the bag, later on this evening.