I’ve been up to my proverbials with work over the past week but it now appears likely that I’m going to hit that deadline that looked more than a bit forbidding a week ago so things are on the up. No, wait – can it really be the case that Tommy Lyons is now the unbackable (literally) favourite for the Mayo job?
Let’s park that one for now. Before any decision is made on who’ll be in the bainisteoir‘s bib in 2011, there’s the little matter of the senior club semi-finals to be decided this coming Sunday and, in this regard, there’s a good in-depth preview on both clashes in the official Mayo GAA website which is well worth a look. I have to head West myself this weekend and I’m planning to swing by McHale Park on Sunday for what promises to be an interesting afternoon’s football. You’d never know, I might even rise to an audio report on proceedings.
Speaking of the official site, I now gather that it has a presence on Facebook, for those of you who are that way inclined. I should, I know, also pitch up there at some point but that’s one that remains on the ‘to do’ list.
I’m also told that the latest edition of the Connacht GAA mag Into the West is out, which once again is bursting at the seams with all kinds of stuff relating to what’s been going on within GAA circles in the province. The pdf version of this latest edition is available here.
Finally, I see that dish ear’s All-Star nominations have just been released. Needless to say, this development isn’t of any direct interest to us but it’s good to see Sligo (Charlie Harrison and David Kelly) and Roscommon (Cathal Cregg and Donie Shine) getting two each this time around, with Galway’s evergreen Padraig Joyce also on the longlist. It’s now four years since any Connacht player won an All-Star and while Harrison, Shine and Kelly in particular have decent claims to make for inclusion this year, I’d be very surprised if any of the nominees from West of the Shannon make it onto the 2010 list.