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Our exit in print

The Mayo News has oodles on The Match for those of you with masochistic leanings. With Mike Finnerty on TV3 duties, Sean Rice did the match report and he also has an analysis piece where he thumbs through our many failings. As does Kevin McStay who, like Austin Garvin in his analysis, points to the dearth of top-class players within […]

We would’ve got the Dubs

It really was all for the best that we didn’t nick the win against Tyrone yesterday – our reward would have been a date with de Dubs in a match that has now been shifted to the 16th so that the place can be packed to the gills with Jackeens. On yesterday’s performance, they’d have pasted us, driven on by […]

Tyrone 0-13 Mayo 1-9: we got what we deserved

“Ye were in hard luck, lads” said the guy on the bike that we met on Philibsburgh Avenue as we trudged wearily home from Croke Park this evening. “No we weren’t” the Brother and I answered in unison “we got what we deserved”. And we did, you know: we were shapeless, clueless and, apart from a few exceptions, leaderless against […]

World exclusive: here’s the team

Thanks to The Brother, who is already in situ at HQ, here’s the team that’s in the official programme: David Clarke; Keith Higgins, Tom Cunniffe, Trevor Howley; Peadar Gardiner, James Nallen, Aidan Higgins; Ronan McGarrity, Tom Parsons; Andy Moran, Pat Harte, BJ Padden; Conor Mortimer, Alan Dillon, Aidan Kilcoyne. This is the team that’s being talked about on  How […]


Well, today’s the day. This evening, unless it’s a draw (and as extra time would be played if needed, I think that’s unlikely), the next action we’ll have to look forward to will either be the quarter-finals in a week or else the FBD at the start of 2009. Still no news on the team (though a poster on […]

RTÉ finally tip us to win a game

They’ve been tipping against us all year (not a terribly bad option, it must be admitted, given our results so far in 2008) but, despite what the bookies are saying, RTÉ have predicted that we’ll win tomorrow. Just to balance things up, however, Setanta are backing the Red Handers. On a separate note, it looked as if the light bulbs […]