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Tickets, tackling and stuff

As we know from last year, being in an All-Ireland semi-final replay doesn’t give much time to pause for breath. There’s still loads going on and being said about Sunday’s drawn match but Saturday evening’s replay is coming rapidly into view so it’s a case of picking and choosing what to focus on in these frantic days in between. The […]

Connolly ban proposed

Photo: The 42 It’s now been confirmed (with thanks to @clubmayo for the heads-up) that, arising from yesterday’s fractious All-Ireland semi-final, the CCCC is proposing what the Irish Times states “is believed to be” a one-match ban for Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly following the red card he was issued late in the game. The disciplinary body is not proposing any sanctions […]

Kerry navigate past tricky Tyrone test

And then there were three. Whoever wins next Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final between ourselves and Dublin will have to face defending champions Kerry in next month’s decider. Kerry didn’t have things all their own way at a rain-soaked Croke Park this afternoon but they showed plenty of guts and determination to fend off Tyrone’s late burst and grab the late scores they […]

Fallout from Kevin Keane’s appeal continues

Photo: Irish Examiner That piece by Sean Moran in this morning’s Irish Times is interesting, stating as it does that the Croke Park suits are reportedly furious that Kevin Keane’s appeal the other night was successful. Kevin wasn’t, of course, the only player to get off the hook at the CHC meeting on Wednesday night but his case did seem […]

Making it up as they go along

Photo: Balls.ie It was a funny old night, as well as a long one, at the Central Hearings Committee last night. It was also a fruitful one if you were appealing anything, with Tyrone succeeding on the double as they had Conor Meyler’s black card from the Monaghan game nullified and, of course, Tiernan McCann’s kangaroo court eight-week ban was also overturned. […]

The weekend’s action

Photo: RTÉ Another weekend gone from the summer and gone too from this year’s football championship are a further six counties, with the number still in the hunt now cut back to just fourteen. The weekend also resulted in the first county – Dublin – filling one of the eight slots in the All-Ireland series. Slowly but surely, we’re inching towards […]

Mayo 1-7 Tyrone 1-11: reality-check

There are days to remember and then there are days to forget when following the fortunes of the Mayo team. This one fell unambiguously into the latter category. Everything about today was bad. The driving conditions down from Dublin – where I didn’t finally shake off the fog until the MacHale Park floodlights had almost come into view – weren’t […]