I’ve been blissfully disconnected from the outside world for the last week and a half or so, most of which was spent way down in the arse-end of Cork where even the mobile phone coverage was at best patchy. So no holiday postcards this year, not that there was much going on in the wider Gaelic football world involving us while we were away to make me want to locate somewhere with a WiFi connection for my laptop. The Peter Canavan thing happened and just as quickly unhappened. The GAA launched its own iPhone app, which, needless to say, I haven’t got around to downloading yet. Knockmore were installed as favourites for the Mayo SFC. That appears to be the most of it.
I’m not 100% back in the saddle just yet – I’ll be in Mayo, in fact, for a few days from tomorrow – but we do have a big match this weekend to look forward to, with the minors facing Tyrone in the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park on Sunday (throw-in 1.30 pm). I’m planning on being there for that, with my small lad who has promised me he’ll shout for us if I reciprocate by bellowing for the Dubs in the senior game. Seems like a fair enough exchange to me.
It obviously makes sense to bring the site back to life ahead of Sunday’s minor contest and, with that in mind, I’ve stuck up a new poll soliciting views on who you think will prevail in that one. More later in the week in terms of team details and the like.