It’s Monday morning once again but we’re back in the League semi-finals once more so it’s not all doom and gloom on this particular one. And, needless to say, there’s a bit about yesterday’s win over Derry in the papers and online so here’s a quick round-up of what’s there.
That match report in the Indo has some quotes from James Horan who does some harrumphing about how we almost let Derry back into it in the second half yesterday and then adds his usual line about the amount of stuff we have to work on in the week ahead. Of more relevance is what he says about the injury that forced Cillian O’Connor off early in yesterday’s match, which he describes as being no more than a “muscle spasm”. Hopefully this will mean Cillian is fit to line out on Sunday.
No word yet on the venue and time for Sunday’s semi-finals but details are due to be confirmed around lunchtime today. JPM was asking me for my top five predictions (in light of the fact that I’m now heading the overall leaderboard in the Allianz predictions competition) so how about this lot? (1) The semi-finals will be a double-header at Croke Park; (2) ourselves and Derry will be on at 2pm with the Dubs and Cork at 4pm; (3) the Dubs will get their usual dressing room (again); (4) the Dubs will get to warm up in front of Hill 16 (again); (5) we’ll beat Derry and the Dubs will sneak by Cork with a point to spare after a barrage of 3-4 without reply in injury time.
By the way, don’t forget to vote in the poll on yesterday’s MOTM if you haven’t already done so. Looks like Freezer is home and hosed for his second such award of the year, with Ger Caff and Boyler leading the way in pursuit but there’s still plenty of time left to vote in this one. The result of the poll will be announced later on tonight.