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Mort a doubt for Sunday?

Well, that’s according to Hogan Stand, who report that he picked up a shoulder injury in the first half against Tyrone. Mort was, so they say, “visibly in pain” a few time afterwards. Three times, I’d say, but then each time the pain magically lifted when the ball hit the back of the Tyrone net. Beats Solpadeine every time. Mort […]

We are off to Croker, aren’t we?

Well, that’s what the GAA are still saying but then this report in the Irish Times had me spluttering just a little into my cornflakes this morning. Apparently, according to the Times, the GAA’s line is that next weekend’s double header at Croker Park “has not been finalised”. I’m assuming, as I think everyone else is, that if they can […]

We’re off to Croker!

The GAA confirmed yesterday that the Division 1 NFL semi-finals will be played as a double-header at Croke Park on Sunday week (15th April). Ourselves and Donegal are already sure of being there and we’ll know on Sunday evening who our respective opponents will be at HQ the following weekend. It’s good for the team to be back playing competitive […]

Johnno’s Machiavellian moment?

Every aspiring politician will at least know of Niccolò Machiavelli. He was, of course, the original cute hoor of the Italian Renaissance, whose classic treatise on statecraft, The Prince, has been well thumbed by generations of politicians all over the world, not least by our own Fianna Fail backwoodsmen. Niccolò was a smart lad and, in The Prince, he provides […]

Looking back, looking ahead

A quick one this time, to deal with a few issues from Sunday and a few more about the coming weekend. First, a correction to yesterday’s post. I watched most of the game again on Setanta last night and I realised that the first video clip I included yesterday was, in fact, Andy Moran’s point and not Alan Dillon’s. The […]