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Up for the match

Well, here we go: it’s a bit after nine in the morning and, in just under five hours, battle with the Royals at HQ will get underway. For the first time in ages, I’m not faced with hours behind the wheel before and after the game and instead we’ll head off from here a bit before one in the afternoon.  […]

Barry’s in the team but will he start?

The starting line-up for our All-Ireland quarter-final clash with Meath at Croke Park on Sunday has just been announced.  Here it is: MAYO (All-Ireland quarter-final v Meath, 9/8/2009): Kenneth O’Malley; Donal Vaughan, Ger Cafferkey, Keith Higgins; Peadar Gardiner, Trevor Howley, Andy Moran; David Heaney, Ronan McGarrity; Pat Harte, Trevor Mortimer, Alan Dillon; Aidan Kilcoyne, Barry Moran, Aidan O’Shea. So, once […]

Out of town

All roads lead to the capital at the weekend but ahead of Sunday and all that lies ahead, we’ve taken ourselves off in the opposite direction for a few days.  There’ll be plenty to chew over in the next few days but I think we really need a team announcement to spark everything off properly.  We should have this, I […]

Ray’s minors march on but Pat’s Dubs crash and burn

Another day’s football, another afternoon where events on the field made nonsense of all the professional and amateur punditry (including my own yapping here) that goes on around the championship.  In this regard, it’s only fair to point to the prescient analysis put forward by An Spailpín, both back in June and again last week where he warned us clearly […]

Good luck to the minors today

The Kerry-Dublin fever has even infected this household today and I’ll be sitting down this afternoon with the little Jackeens to see Pat Gilroy’s finest take on the cute hoors from down South.  Three million hundred and forty five is, according to the small lad, what the Dubs’ winning margin is going to be today but, as I’ve been trying […]

Down to the last six

I’m feeling a bit square-eyed after spending half the day in front of the box but an intriguing afternoon it was as the championship field was pared down to the final half-dozen. I hadn’t seen any live action dish ear involving Cork before today and they looked, well, shit hot. Twenty-seven points in a match in the All-Ireland series has […]