Photo: Mayo Mick
It’s a wet and rather windy Monday morning and I’m afraid the papers aren’t going to provide much in the way of creature comforts this morning either. A sense of perspective is, however, important – yesterday was just the first act in what could well be another long and eventful year for us and it’s only to be expected that everything didn’t go according to plan for us on our first outing. Sure didn’t I leave the house myself yesterday morning without the camera (having to rely on my iPhone for that grainy shot used in the match report) and didn’t Audioboo then shut down on me, truncating my post-match audio blabbering when an incoming call came in? Do I expect to be having such screw-ups when, God willing, we’re in Croke Park on August Bank Holiday weekend? No I do not and I expect James Horan to have ironed out a few wrinkles in his team by then as well.
Okay, onto the match reports – Mayo Advertiser (match report, post-match comments from James Horan and Andy Moran), Irish Examiner, Irish Times, Irish Independent (match report, post-match comments), RTÉ, The Score, Hogan Stand, Breaking News.
Highlights from yesterday are available on the RTÉ Player (here) and there are photo galleries from Newbridge from Inpho, Sportsfile and, of course, Mayo Mick, whom it was great to meet up with at the Club ’51 pre-meet in Newbridge.
No time to parse any of the above, I’m afraid – it is Monday morning, after all. Have a good one.