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It’s Hyde Park next Saturday for the minors

As was widely expected, the minors have been pencilled in to face Offaly in their All-Ireland quarter-final at Hyde Park in Roscommon.  The match is set for next Saturday  and will, as was also expected, form part of a minor double-header which also features Longford and Galway.  What’s unexpected, though, is that the throw-in time for our match has been fixed for […]

The ideal quarter-final draw?

So we’re down at last to the final eight in the championship, the point where the real fun begins.  The draw for the quarters takes place later on today (at 6.30 pm, to be exact and it’ll be live on RTÉ2) and, while the pairings that’ll be decided this evening are in the lap of the gods, I know who […]

The road ahead for the minors

Win or lose yesterday, the minors were guaranteed a place in the All-Ireland quarter-finals but the lads’ victory over Galway at McHale Park not only secured the Kilcoyne Cup for the third summer on the trot, it also meant that we were guaranteed a last eight tie against the beaten finalists in Leinster – Offaly – and not that province’s […]

Second half goalfest secures Connacht three-in-a-row for minors

It was, deservedly, the Rossies who left McHale Park today with most of the plaudits and fair play to them too for the way that they made such a nonsense of those (admittedly daft) pre-match odds to seize an unexpected 20th Connacht title over a Sligo side that failed to reach the highs they achieved when beating ourselves and Galway […]

Minor team announced

We’re faced with the highly unusual situation this coming Sunday of a Connacht final taking place at McHale Park but where our lads aren’t one of the protagonists.  We are, however, involved in the minor decider which throws in at 1.30 pm and where our opponents are Galway. Our team (and subs) for this match has just been named and […]

You reap what you sow

Nobody in their right mind would seek to justify the stupid, mindless physical attacks made on referee Martin Sludden in the chaotic aftermath to today’s Leinster final at Croke Park. Regardless of what any supporter thinks about a referee’s performance, such cretinous carry-on cannot and should not be allowed to happen on a Gaelic football field. Every effort should be […]

Longford 1-12 Mayo 0-14: disgusted, demoralised, defeated

Well, he certainly went out with a bang, didn’t he?  It’s been obvious for some time that the Johnno II era was destined to end in ignominious failure but tonight’s toe-curling defeat to a very limited, though game Longford team ensured that this wasn’t to be any old failure.  No, this was failure on a truly heroic scale as, just […]