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Minor loss must prompt major change in strategy

Like most Mayo supporters, I was really disappointed coming out of MacHale Park on Saturday. I was disappointed for the lads themselves because I would have thought that they really are better than they looked but I was particularly disappointed by the lack of any coherent strategy for winning the game. There might have been a strategy there, and from […]

Selection time

With a couple of weeks to go to Salthill, thoughts begin to turn to selection of the team. We all have our views on how we should line out and it would be interesting to hear what the preferred line-ups would be. However, rather than just putting names to a 1-15 list, I suggest that responses to this post would […]

Playing the cards

Photo: There has been considerable comment on this blog on the use of the substitutes by James Horan. Some comments have expressed uncertainty as to James’ approach, others have been quite critical of his approach. This article looks at the purpose and use of substitutes, the options that available to any manager and the constraints under which the managers operate […]

Just one small step

Photo: NASA/Getty Images It was 20th July 1969. I was just weeks short of my tenth birthday and we were leaving Pearse Stadium having drawn with Galway in the Connaught Final. The memory of game itself is a blur but I vividly remember the adults talking in amazed tones on the way back to the car. That evening, for the first time […]