The team for Saturday should, if Mike Finnerty was right in what he said yesterday (and I’ve no reason to doubt him), be announced later on this evening. There’s little point in engaging in any speculation about who’ll be named to start and who won’t as (a) I’m far too busy with work and stuff at the minute, (b) I think the million or so permutations already posted by the lads on gaaboard.com are more than enough to be getting on with and (c) if that isn’t enough for you, my blogging chum TIALTNGO has already provided a more than sufficiently interesting take on what he thinks the selection might look like.
The papers haven’t much to add, apart from the Indo which is claiming that Johnno is “reeling” about a spate of groin injuries in the camp. Hang on a second there: can they really claim with any validity that Johnno is reeling? (He is a Blueshirt, after all). Why couldn’t he be jigging instead? As regards the injured parties, it’s just the same names we know about already so there’s no need for anyone to start engaging in any further jigging or reeling on the basis of this report.
Right, seeing as we’re all kicking our heels waiting for the team selection, I thought it might be useful to share the stats below in relation to the 2009 squad with everyone, given that official sources within Mayo GAA were kind enough to share these details with me in the first place. I operate on old money where it comes to weight and height and so forth and I haven’t had the time to convert these vital statistics back to imperial measurements so that’s something useful for you to do while you’re waiting for the team announcement. However, a quick scan down through the list confirms that 193 cms is kinda tall, 170 cms is rather short, 96 kgs is pretty heavy and 70 kgs is a bit on the light side. As for the rest of the details, have a good look – there’s only ten hours or so to go till the team is named.