I was away yesterday (a planes, trains and automobiles kind of day) so I suppose I should tie up a few loose ends about Sunday’s match.
Links to all of the match reports are, as usual, preserved for posterity in the results section of the site. There are fourteen of them there at the minute, with the one from the Western and a few others to go yet.
Colm Gannon also has some post-match audio with James Horan and Andy Moran that’s worth a listen to. James reckons it was understandable that Dublin pulled away from us again after we’d drawn level, given the “sheer effort” expended to get us back into the game. He accepts, though, that we simply didn’t work hard enough in the first half. Andy pays tribute to the way the team clawed their way back into it and says that previous Mayo sides would have thrown in the towel when Dublin had us under the hammer.
Speaking of audio, I finally managed to get my own in-the-moment post-match audio piece out there this afternoon. For some reason, the Audioboo app on my iPhone wouldn’t upload the audio after I’d done it (probably because the mobile signal was under pressure due to all those other punters in the vicinity of Croke Park at the time) and it has rather annoyingly refused to do so since as well. So what I did was play the piece on my iPhone while recording it to Audioboo on the Mac. Hence the crappy sound quality but at least it’s one less irritating problem to have to sort out.
The Mayo News also has some early team news for Sunday week’s match with Cork. Mike Finnerty reckons that Seamus O’Shea, Donal Vaughan, Trevor Howley or Barry Moran won’t have recovered from their respective injuries in time to come into the frame to face Cork but that David Clarke will be available for selection.
That’s all the loose ends for now, I reckon.