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Farewell to 2021

We’re six hours away now from the end of 2021, another weird year dominated by Covid which, I think it’s fair to say, most of us will be glad to see the back of. That’s before factoring in any thoughts about the All-Ireland final, the stinging pain from which stubbornly refuses to dull with the passage of time. Yes, 2021 […]

Looking ahead

Right, 72 hours or so have passed since the final whistle was blown in this year’s All-Ireland final – and, with it, time called once again on our hopes of lifting the Sam Maguire – and the world has kept on turning. As it always must, as it always will. Fair play to the lot of you, you’ve kept the […]

The Dublin dossier

Right, it’s exactly a week until we face Dublin in the All-Ireland SFC semi-final. The match throws in at 6pm next Saturday evening at Croke Park with a maximum of 24,000 supporters in attendance and it’ll also be broadcast live on both RTÉ and Sky Sports. The LGFA SFC All-Ireland semi-final between the same two counties is on beforehand. That […]

Let’s look at Leitrim

We’re back in Connacht Championship action next Sunday. Our provincial semi-final clash with Leitrim throws in at MacHale Park at 2pm that afternoon and Longford’s Fergal Kelly is reffing it. The match will be broadcast live on RTÉ. Our recent Championship meetings with Leitrim have been like waiting for the proverbial bus to arrive, in that having not met them […]

Large victory margins are nothing new

Saturday’s outsized win over Sligo, combined with the tankings Kerry and Donegal dished out to Clare and Down respectively over the weekend, has led to plenty of complaints about all that’s wrong with the current Championship structure. These are sentiments I’d agree with wholeheartedly and are ones I’ve voiced myself – I recall banging on about this topic when the […]