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May day

It’s a new month, some would say it’s a new season but it’s still cold and it’s still wet, though an upturn of sorts is expected in the weather by the weekend. Up here, Griffith Avenue has begun to show off its summer foliage (the pic above, by the way, shows the newly-appeared horse chestnut leaves on the avenue by […]

Second half surge sees Sligo home

Photo: RTÉ They were made to battle, by the sounds of it, but in the end Sligo had enough guile and experience to see off New York in the traditional opening fixture in the Connacht championship in wet conditions over at Gaelic Park, New York. The Magpies won this evening’s (this afternoon’s, if you’re over there) Connacht championship preliminary round match […]

Championship launched but little action in prospect

Photo: GAA/Sportsfile (Ramsey Cardy) The formulaic media set-piece that is the launch of the championship took place yesterday. Players, including Aidan O’Shea, were rolled out to provide material for copy for the hacks in attendance, there were plenty of photos and, in this regard, there was some coloured smoke deployed to jolly along the visual side of things. But, this […]

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 […]

Yanks tanked again in ritual championship opener

Photo: (Sportsfile) So the championship is off and running again – well, sort of. The opening tie of each year’s championship campaign – always involving New York, always played out over there in Gaelic Park – is to the tournament proper what the Iowa caucuses are to the US Presidential election race, only the latter event isn’t completely irrelevant […]

New York match reviewed

Photo: Club ’51 (via Facebook) In the build up to this year’s Connacht championship opener in Gaelic Park, New York, the outgoing GAA president Liam O’Neill had raised serious questions over the future of this tie. He doubted whether the counties involved had the appetite and the financial wherewithal to take part in the fixture and he helped to cast […]