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Five past meetings with Galway

Every now and then it hits me forcefully that the blog really has been in existence rather a long time. Since early 2007, in fact, and so this means that for matches against our major rivals, there’s a fair bit of source material here on the blog from matches going back quite a number of years. As we await the […]

Barry Moran calls it a day

Photo: RTÉ News broke yesterday evening on Midwest Radio that Barry Moran has decided to call time on his inter-county career. The 32 year-old Castlebar Mitchels clubman was involved in the senior panel for the last thirteen years, during which time he featured in four All-Ireland finals and won six Connacht senior championship medals. The story is widely covered today […]

Looking ahead to the Derry game

Photo: It’s midweek already and so in the midst of this helter-skelter period of matches we’re already counting down to the next one, which see us taking on Derry up at Celtic Park on Sunday. Throw-in for this one is at the slightly later time of 2.30pm, as it’s a double-header with the 12.45pm curtain-raiser featuring the Oakleafers against Carlow […]

Kerry’s success explained . . . well, sort of

Sean Moran had a good piece in yesterday’s Irish Times (I know, yesterday’s paper equals today’s fish ‘n chips wrapper or, at least, was until the health ‘n safety lads got on the case) where he discusses the various reasons why Kerry have enjoyed enduring success at All-Ireland level. He makes the interesting point that it’s not, as was the […]

Ritual suicide, Cork-style

If it’s ritual self-immolation you’re into, guv’nor, then Yukio Mishima is the chap for you. However, earlier today at Croke Park in what was supposed to be an All-Ireland final, Cork’s footballers ran the controversial (and, needless to say, dead) Japanese author/playwright a close second with a display of suicidal defending that simply beggared belief. They gave away three of […]


I’ve had very little time (and even less inclination) to write anything about tomorrow’s final but a few brief words are in order, I suppose. Words like Up Cork, Come On The Rebels, that sort of thing. I hope they’ll do it, not least cos I tipped them for Sam way back before the Summer we didn’t have but, in […]

Nothing but the same old story

The weekend’s not yet over and I’m already back at work and so with very little time to talk about today’s events at Croker where Kerry (yawn) qualified for their gazillionth All-Ireland final, overcoming the Dubs by two points. Much-hyped it may have been but today’s semi-final was an ugly, ill-tempered affair, badly refereed by the incompetent John Bannon and […]