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Reaction to Sunday’s defeat

The excellent Mayo News has loads about Sunday’s league final defeat. Johnno says that the squad’s focus was already on the Galway game before Sunday but he did admit that he would still have liked to win the title, having previously – in his incarnation as Galway Bainisteoir – failed twice (once to us) at the final hurdle. He thought […]

We should win today and maybe tomorrow too

Sure why wouldn’t we? Aren’t we (a) the defending All-Ireland U21 champions and (b) the league specialists (eleven titles and counting)? Paddy Power tends to agree, making us narrow favourites for tomorrow (we’re evens, Donegal are available at 11/10) but strongly odds-on (8/15) to prevail against Laois in the All-Ireland U21 semi-final today. Elsewhere, the Indo think we’ll win both […]

Donegal’s team for Sunday named

Donegal have now named their side for Sunday’s NFL final with Mayo at Croker. As expected, they’re missing full-forward Brendan Devenney and half-forward Rory Kavanagh as well as wing-back Paddy McConigley from the side that started against Kildare in the semi-final. Tomas Donoghue comes in for McConigley, Christy Toye takes Kavanagh’s wing-forward place, while a reshuffled full-forward line sees Colm […]

Final thoughts on the Galway game

For obvious reasons, last Sunday’s league semi-final with Galway has been taking up more processing power in my head than this coming Sunday’s final encounter with Donegal. Sure, what’s to come this Sunday is a final and, of course, a national title and some silverware (handed out at Croker too) would be nice but, admit it, we’ve already got the […]

Doctor will see you now

Pretty full waiting room this morning, by the looks of it (well, that’s according to the Indo anyway). Let’s start from the back, shall we? Goalkeeper David Clarke is doubtful due to what is described as a back-related hamstring injury which he sustained at some point during the Galway match. Clarkie didn’t have much to do against Galway, apart from […]

Tuesday roundup

Quick one today, stuff to do and all that. First, the U21 All-Ireland semi-final takes place this coming Saturday in Hyde Park. We’re up against Leinster champions Laois, who retained their provincial title at the weekend when they beat Offaly by three points in the Leinster final. Throw-in at the Hyde on Saturday is, according to, at 3pm. I […]