Early start, early flight coming up so here’s a very brief round-up of the reports on yesterday’s win over Derry.
Mayo Advertiser (match report, quotes from Noel Connelly), GAA, RTÉ, BBC, The 42, Hogan Stand, Breaking News, Irish Times (paywall), Irish Independent. No sign of anything on the Irish Examiner website at this early hour.
That piece with Noel Connelly confirms that Cillian O’Connor is a major doubt for the Dublin match on Saturday night due to what Noel calls “a slight knee knock”. On the flipside, though, he also confirms that Chris Barrett, Tom Parsons and Evan Regan could all be back in action in the next two to three weeks.
The two dailies linked above focus on Derry manager Brian McIver’s unhappiness with the ref. I wasn’t there so can’t really add to this debate but I’m sure plenty of you can.
On the subject of refs, it was confirmed last night that Kerry’s Padraig O’Sullivan is the ref for the match against Dublin. I can’t recall us ever having the pleasure of his company before.
Right, that’s all I can muster at this ludicrous hour. Back later (hotel WiFi permitting) with the results of the MOTM poll. If you haven’t voted in it yet there’s still plenty of time to do so.