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Mary McGinty RIP

I happened to bump into PJ Monaghan down at our local club on Saturday morning – he coming off U9 duties, me heading towards our U8 match – and then later on over the weekend he emailed me to let me know of the passing of Mary McGinty, wife of Christy McGinty. Christy was originally from Achill but has for […]

Crunching club clashes up ahead

Although the focus will be fixed fairly firmly in the inter-county direction over the coming weeks, it’s still worth mentioning the draws for the Senior, Intermediate and Junior club championships, which were held last night in Breaffy House Hotel and which produced a number of tasty match-ups. The Senior draw came out as follows: Group 1: Knockmore, Shrule-Glencorrib, Garrymore, Aghamore. […]

Excellence in the making?

On our way back from the west last Sunday, The Brother and I pulled in off the highway that links Knock and Ballyhaunis to check out progress on the Connacht Council’s Centre of Excellence which is beginning to take shape.  The entrance to it is on the right-hand side of the R323 as you head from Knock to Ballyhaunis and […]


Lovers of Gaelic games all over the world will be saddened by the news this morning that the peerless Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh has, at the ripe old age of eighty, finally decided to call it a day.  This coming Sunday’s All-Ireland football final will the last one he’ll do the radio commentary on, although he will also cover the international […]

You reap what you sow

Nobody in their right mind would seek to justify the stupid, mindless physical attacks made on referee Martin Sludden in the chaotic aftermath to today’s Leinster final at Croke Park. Regardless of what any supporter thinks about a referee’s performance, such cretinous carry-on cannot and should not be allowed to happen on a Gaelic football field. Every effort should be […]