As you’ve no doubt noticed, I’ve been off the map for the last few days, which was due to sad family reasons back at home in the west. Sometimes, football-related stuff has to take a back seat.
I should maybe add in parenthesis that absences of this kind serve to demonstrate the downside of, as well as the inevitable unsustainability inherent in, my keeping the lights on and the engine running in this place on a solo basis. That, though, is one for discussion some other time.
Back in the here and now, it’s a big weekend on the football front, what with the U21 Connacht final against Roscommon in Markievicz Park tomorrow evening (throw-in 6pm) and our Round 7 NFL meeting with Down at MacHale Park on Sunday afternoon (throw-in 2pm). I’m not going to get to either of these matches, I’m afraid, so what I’ll have to report on both of them will be of the second-hand variety. Hopefully it’ll be good second-hand news about both.
There doesn’t seem to be any word yet on the U21 team but the senior team for Sunday was announced earlier on tonight – details here. For the latter, we’ve made four changes from the Roscommon game, three of them of the enforced variety. David Clarke, Kevin Keane, Shane Nally and Cillian O’Connor come in for Robbie Hennelly, Ger Cafferkey, Donal Vaughan and Diarmuid O’Connor.
Best of luck to both the U21s and the seniors this weekend.