With no new action to focus on in these strange times, the viewfinder for sport is instead trained on the past.
A popular diversion at the moment is to come up with different player selections, both at county and club level. The other evening I found myself on one such selection committee.
Billy Joe Padden, Colin Sheridan and I were brought together a few nights ago – via Zoom, linking three different jurisdictions in the process – with the task of picking the best Mayo XV since 2000.
This was an initiative of the lads behind ClubSpot, the club management software company whose online platform and associated mobile phone app brings club membership onto the palm of your hand in a way that hasn’t been done to date. You can check out the main features of the ClubSpot offering here.
The ClubSpot lads have already facilitated the picking of ‘Best XV’ selections in Leitrim, Longford and Westmeath so the other night it was our turn. We had a good lively debate and more than one tough decision to make but in the end we were happy with the selected XV. Whether or not the rest of you will be too remains to be seen.
I’ll be posting the selection here – in the form of a guest post by one of the ClubSpot lads – at some point over the coming few days. The selection will also appear on their own website. Then the debate can begin about the merits of those selected and those who weren’t. Stay tuned for that.