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Johnno on ref performances + more match coverage

There’s an interesting interview with Johnno in today’s Indo where he calls for the assessments made on referee’s performances to be made public.  He does so in light of Joe McQuillan’s spectacularly awful performance the last day but, in doing so, he’s at pains to point out that he’s not holding the ref, the bollix, accountable for our defeat by […]

Up for the match

Well, here we go: it’s a bit after nine in the morning and, in just under five hours, battle with the Royals at HQ will get underway. For the first time in ages, I’m not faced with hours behind the wheel before and after the game and instead we’ll head off from here a bit before one in the afternoon.  […]

Barry’s in the team but will he start?

The starting line-up for our All-Ireland quarter-final clash with Meath at Croke Park on Sunday has just been announced.  Here it is: MAYO (All-Ireland quarter-final v Meath, 9/8/2009): Kenneth O’Malley; Donal Vaughan, Ger Cafferkey, Keith Higgins; Peadar Gardiner, Trevor Howley, Andy Moran; David Heaney, Ronan McGarrity; Pat Harte, Trevor Mortimer, Alan Dillon; Aidan Kilcoyne, Barry Moran, Aidan O’Shea. So, once […]

Out of town

All roads lead to the capital at the weekend but ahead of Sunday and all that lies ahead, we’ve taken ourselves off in the opposite direction for a few days.  There’ll be plenty to chew over in the next few days but I think we really need a team announcement to spark everything off properly.  We should have this, I […]

Ray’s minors march on but Pat’s Dubs crash and burn

Another day’s football, another afternoon where events on the field made nonsense of all the professional and amateur punditry (including my own yapping here) that goes on around the championship.  In this regard, it’s only fair to point to the prescient analysis put forward by An Spailpín, both back in June and again last week where he warned us clearly […]