Back to RTÉ where a fair few of you have been expressing strong sentiments about what Joe Brolly had to say about Donal Vaughan and, by extension, the entire Mayo team on the station’s execrable League Sunday show last night. Personally, I couldn’t care what Brolly has to say – he’s a bitter, vindictive little shit who has never had a good word for us and never will – but what I do care about is that we as citizens of this country are forced, under pain of prosecution, to pay good money to keep that organisation in existence, thus allowing them to visit this kind of crap on us. It’d be funny if it weren’t serious.
Two final thoughts on yesterday to leave you with.
The first relates to the motivation we should take from yesterday’s match and here we now have a real incentive to take a leaf from the Kerrymen’s book. Cork outfought and out-fouled us yesterday in a match where they were clearly aiming to extract revenge on us for last August. That’s grand lads, you’ve now had your revenge but don’t for one minute think that you’ve seen the last of us. The team now needs to nurture the sense of hurt they should be feeling and get ready for the opportunity to get their own back on the Rebels – or whoever else gets in their way – in high summer.
The second relates to the full-forward position on the team, which is the real gaping hole in our formation as we come out of the spring campaign. With Aidan back and with Jason Gibbons or Danny Geraghty or whoever riding shotgun we should be okay at midfield but we need a fresh option at 14 because more of the same simply won’t be good enough when it really counts. We also need to be thinking about ways to exploit the new square ball rule (those cute Kerry hoors are already onto this, as this proves). Could Pat Harte be the man to take on this job? He’s big, he can field, he can pass, he can shoot, he sure knows where the net is. Or what about Four-Goal Danny? Whatever we do, we need to do something different to what we’ve been doing to date and we need to start working on this now before the serious stuff starts up.