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Another award for Ronan + Elvery’s

Ronan McGarritty’s rollercoaster year has reached another significant milestone: he’s just been awarded (jointly, along with Cora) the Connacht GAA Writers’ Personality of the Month for November. Does this mean that these lads announce a Personality of the Month every month? There’s a thought – maybe I should do the same. Well done (again), Ronan. I bet you’ll get a […]

Time to get real

The players’ grants issue is continuing to generate plenty of debate: there’s John Maughan reminiscing about what things were like in the good old days when he had a full head of hair, there’s PJ McGrath saying that refs should be ahead of the players in the queue for payments, there’s An Spailpin fulminating about the GPA’s motives and drawing […]

"Oi! You voted unanimously for WHAT?"

The Mayo senior football and hurling panels have wasted no time in reacting to their county board’s “unanimous” decision to oppose the awarding of grants to inter-county players (see previous post). Earlier this evening, the two panels issued a joint statement expressing their disappointment with the county board’s position on the issue and stating that they “stand firm” on their […]

Pat’s ass

So there’ll be no all-night sessions at the Labour Court, no grim-faced, downbeat assessments provided to the media by a bearded Brudder Farrell, no Ingrid Miley reports for RTE News, no placard-bearing players huddled around burning braziers outside Croke Park. What did I tell you? None of the participants in this comedy wanted to go the full distance on it […]