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Our provincial champion conundrum

Saturday sees us make our sixth successive appearance in the All-Ireland Series, the latest episode in what is an unprecedented period of competitiveness for us in the championship. We’re become used to being still in with a shout for honours come August each year, even if ultimate success remains as elusive as ever for us. When we take the field […]

Lake County lowdown

Photo: RTE A week tomorrow we’re back at Croke Park – for the first time since last September – with Westmeath barring our way to a sixth successive All-Ireland quarter-final appearance. So apart from being Joe Dolan’s birthplace and supposedly one-half (along with Meath) of an ancient fifth Irish province, what’s there to know about the Lake County and their recent […]

The weekend’s action

Photo: @mayonewssport I was otherwise engaged pretty much all day yesterday so it’s only now that I’m getting around to mentioning the day’s wet and windy club action. It’s action worth discussing, however, as it saw two county clubs capturing Connacht silverware. You’re always safe enough conferring the sobriquet ‘windswept’ on a match that takes place at Pearse Stadium. I’d say something […]

All-Stars for Lee and Aidan, YFOTY for Diarmuid

Photo: The 2015 All-Star bash is currently underway and this year’s All-Star football team was announced a short time ago. For a change, there wasn’t a single surprise in this year’s awards and, as expected, we’ve got two players on the team – Lee Keegan at wing-back and Aidan O’Shea at full-forward. It’s Lee’s third All-Star award, cementing his […]

Today’s action + Rochford only nominee for manager role

The first Sunday in November it may have been but at times it felt more like a day in high summer today. An ideal day, in other words, for all that club action taking place around the country. It was, once that thick fog lifted, also perfect weather to be out on the bike, as the above photo that I snapped early […]

Some other stuff to talk about

Right, yesterday’s tempest appears, thankfully, to have abated. Let’s keep it that way now, eh? Sometimes – especially at a time like this – the best thing to say is to say nothing at all. So I thought the nice photo above – one of Lough Tay that I snapped on a gruelling but great 80km spin on the bike […]

Masters semi-final on tomorrow

Photo: Mayo Masters Facebook page The county final isn’t the only football match of interest on this weekend. Tomorrow afternoon in Hollymount the Mayo Masters take on their Galway counterparts in the All-Ireland semi-final. This clash is a repeat of last year’s Masters decider, with Galway coming out on top on that occasion, so I’m sure our greybeards will be […]

Neighbours set to slug it out for county title on Sunday

Photo: @Inphosports Nature abhors a vacuum and, in these ever-shortening days where there’s very little football action to concentrate on, it’s little wonder that so much of the debate on here of late has been on the off-field stuff. I know that all that’s going on off the field is worthy of discussion too but I’d far sooner see greater […]

Today’s action – a tale of North and South

Photo: Colm Gannon (via Twitter) North and South is a theme that runs strongly through the sporting action I want to discuss briefly this evening. I’ll only mention the rugby in passing, but here too the same thread was evident, as the World Cup morphed into a four-cornered Southern hemisphere tournament. Closer to home, today’s action at MacHale Park – where, sensibly, […]