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Joe McQuillan to ref Galway match

Photo: It’s been announced that Joe McQuillan will ref Sunday week’s Connacht SFC semi-final between ourselves and Galway. We’ve obviously had plenty of experience – good as well as bad, it must be said – of the Cavan official down the years. The most recent match we’ve played that he’s reffed was our League match against Roscommon under the […]

Maurice Deegan to ref the replay

Photo: RTÉ (Inpho/Cathal Noonan) This one has already got a run in the comments but, just for the record, it was confirmed earlier today that Maurice Deegan will be the referee for Saturday week’s All-Ireland final replay between our lads and Dublin. It’ll be the Laois official’s second decider – he did the 2008 one between Tyrone and Kerry and he […]

Conor Lane to ref the final

Photo: As has just been mentioned in the comments, the GAA have this afternoon announced that Cork’s Conor Lane has been appointed to ref this year’s All-Ireland final. It’s the Banteer/Lyre clubman’s first final and it’s quite a step up for him because, as far as I know, he’s never even reffed a semi-final up ’till now either. Our […]

Minor match reports + Round 2B throw-ins still TBC

Photo: @ConnachtGAA Just a quick one, this, to provide a few links to reports on the minors’ match last night. The only proper account of the game, which our lads won by 4-11 to 1-8, is provided by Colm Gannon in the Mayo Advertiser. His match report is here. Round-up reports, covering both our match and the other semi-final between Galway […]

The day before

So the week’s flown by and already we’ve reached the day before the replay of our All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin. Are we nearly ready for it? We’ve little choice but to be. Last night it was a case of another night, another Diarmuid Connolly appeal, the second unsuccessful one he’s now made against the one-match ban proposed by the CCCC […]

Tickets, tackling and stuff

As we know from last year, being in an All-Ireland semi-final replay doesn’t give much time to pause for breath. There’s still loads going on and being said about Sunday’s drawn match but Saturday evening’s replay is coming rapidly into view so it’s a case of picking and choosing what to focus on in these frantic days in between. The […]

Connolly ban proposed

Photo: The 42 It’s now been confirmed (with thanks to @clubmayo for the heads-up) that, arising from yesterday’s fractious All-Ireland semi-final, the CCCC is proposing what the Irish Times states “is believed to be” a one-match ban for Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly following the red card he was issued late in the game. The disciplinary body is not proposing any sanctions […]