Keith Higgins will be back in the country inside two weeks, according to this report in today’s Indo. That’s pretty good timing, as the boarding passes for the trip to New York should be coming out of the printer any time now. With the three amigos having also rejoined the panel in recent weeks, Johnno’s problem now is going to be who to cut from the squad that’s been in place for the league. All should be revealed shortly enough on that score as I assume we’ll get notice of the championship squad before the lads jet off to New York in a month’s time.
The Indo also says that (a) we played Offaly in a challenge game, in which the three elder statesmen were apparently given a run-out and (b) that Johnno says he’s unsure if he’s going to field any of the U21s against Tyrone. As regards the former, the Mayo News should, I suppose, have some details later on. Apropos the latter: well, of course he’s unsure – isn’t it only Tuesday, for God’s sake? Hopefully, he’ll have decided for sure before Sunday that this is one game the U21 lads should sit out.