The New Year is here, with the bonkers year that was 2020 now part of our shared history, though the pandemic’s continuing spread means that all the factors that uprooted normality last year are still very much part of our present.
But the start of a New Year still provides an opportunity to look ahead. While it’s unlikely that we’ll get back to anything like normality this year we should still get a good way down the road in that direction over the course of 2021.
All of which means the new normal of watching the football from home on the sofa looks set to continue for the next while. With this year’s Championship set to conclude in July, another inter-county season played behind closed doors looks all but certain.
We can, though, look forward to following the matches again, once the National League gets going at the end of February. We’ve plenty to be optimistic about too in 2021, as we seek to build on what was achieved last year.
Here’s to optimism, here’s to better days ahead. Happy New Year, everyone.