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Connacht championship launch

Photo: Connacht GAA There I was yesterday tap-tapping away wondering about when the Connacht championship launch might be happening when at about the same time the lads were out in their finery over in Bekan, the rushes tickling their bare legs as they formally set in motion the 2016 battle for the Nestor Cup. The launch has spawned a fair amount of […]

Global connectivity and Galway (not forgetting London)

Photo: engadget.com The draws for the 2016 provincial championships were held last night – several months too early, as per usual with the GAA – but I haven’t had much time to think about the pairings. This is because bits of the internet, in particular the bit connecting the EU to the US, got a bad dose of constipation yesterday […]

Mayo 5-11 London 0-10: historic final, disjointed performance

There was certainly an air of history around McHale Park for much of the afternoon today, with London’s first ever appearance in a Connacht final resulting in the kind of pre-match pageantry you’d normally expect to see on All-Ireland final day. The warm, muggy weather – though it remained mercifully overcast throughout – added to the unreal air surrounding this […]

Exiles unchanged for provincial decider

London have named their team for Sunday’s Connacht final and it’s the same fifteen that started in the semi-final replay win over Leitrim. Here’s how the Exiles will line out: London (Connacht SFC Final v Mayo, 21/7/2013): Declan Traynor (Fulham Irish); Philip Butler (Tír Chonaill Gaels), Stephen Curran (St. Kiernan’s), David McGreevy (Kingdom Kerry Gaels); Séamus Hannon (Fulham Irish, Captain), Shane […]

Four changes for the Connacht final

The team to face London in this year’s historic Connacht final at McHale Park on Sunday (throw-in 2pm) was named this morning. Here it is: Mayo (Connacht SFC Final v London, 21/7/2013): Robert Hennelly (Breaffy); Tom Cunniffe (Castlebar Mitchels), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Chris Barrett (Belmullet); Lee Keegan (Westport), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis), Colm Boyle (Davitts); Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Seamus O’Shea […]

Still away

Don’t mind me – I’m still away and only just sticking my head around the door to check that the place remains in one piece, which I’m happy to see is the case. I’m not even going to try to grig you about the weather because I’m well aware that, happily, this would be to no avail. Some dog-in-the-manger types […]