That’s a cold one, isn’t it? Cold as death itself, just like our hopes for the year after that abject performance yesterday, one that showed our trajectory is now firmly spiralling ever downwards … oh yeah, sorry, it was just the FBD wasn’t it? Seriously, though, it WAS just an FBD match yesterday and, in the many years I’ve spent following the football, I’ve never seen a match in January count for much by the time the real stuff has to be played.
The neighbours are gearing up for life in Division II of the League this spring and I’d say they’re planning on doing better than just surviving at that level so they need to be coming into February with the motor running. Yesterday perhaps showed that they’re well on the way in this respect and sure maybe a smack in the puss for our lads is no harm either to jolt us back into life before our own League campaign gets going.
Thanks, by the way, to Mike Kelly for the match report filed here on the site (which would have gone online earlier on yesterday evening only I was in the cinema with two of the kids and their buddies watching the truly awful Penguins of Madagascar when Mike mailed his report through to me) and, as always, to Mayo Mick and his photos. Not for the first time, this made it a fully-fledged Swinford production on the match reporting side of things.
The Mayo Advertiser also has post-match quotes with Pat Holmes, who says he was happy enough with how the FBD panned out for us, stressing that its main benefit was the number of players they’d tried out over the three matches.
Sticking with the Mayo Advertiser, there’s also a match report on the U21s Hastings Cup win over Wicklow on Saturday and some post-match quotes from manager Niall Heffernan. It’s those uppity Rossies the U21s have to face next in this tournament, by the way, in the semis next Saturday at a Longford venue, precise details TBC.
That’s your lot for now – back to the icy cold and the brooding about yesterday and all that. Have a good one and don’t forget – it was just the FBD!