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Barry Moran calls it a day

Photo: RTÉ News broke yesterday evening on Midwest Radio that Barry Moran has decided to call time on his inter-county career. The 32 year-old Castlebar Mitchels clubman was involved in the senior panel for the last thirteen years, during which time he featured in four All-Ireland finals and won six Connacht senior championship medals. The story is widely covered today […]

A few thoughts on Alan Freeman’s departure

Photo: When I was composing that post yesterday morning about comings and goings on the panel I’d already heard that Alan Freeman had left. The word wasn’t, however, out then but it was soon after, with the Mayo News (here) breaking the story yesterday evening and there’s further coverage on it this morning – Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, RTÉ. […]

Counihan’s calls decisive as Rebels finally reach Promised Land

One of the questions that’s been bugging me all throughout this memorable championship season has been the one about Conor Counihan.  With all that talent at their disposal and their repeated inability to play to their potential, was it a case that the Cork bainisteoir simply couldn’t get the best from his players?  And, if this was the case, would […]

Offline, online

I’ve been blissfully disconnected from the outside world for the last week and a half or so, most of which was spent way down in the arse-end of Cork where even the mobile phone coverage was at best patchy.  So no holiday postcards this year, not that there was much going on in the wider Gaelic football world involving us […]