It’s gone midnight and so it’s already Christmas Eve, possibly my favourite day of the whole festive period. With less than 24 hours to go now to the big day itself, it’s definitely time to call a halt to proceedings here and put the feet up for a while.
Twelve months ago I noted that the year that was then drawing to a close had been a rather mental one. A year on and the one now nearing its end has been equally eventful, even, on this occasion, into the depths of December. Such is the Mayo GAA way of life.
As ever it’s been a year of ups and downs, though once again, the year has, happily, given us more of the former than the latter. I often think that we don’t perhaps appreciate this rather obvious point: these times are good ones in the history of Mayo GAA. One day, I reckon, when looking back on this era, we’ll come to realise this point fully.
Thanks everyone for dropping by and sharing the year that’s been. A special thanks to Darragh Berry who established his own distinctive voice on the site this year and whose many guest contributions helped to keep the place ticking over at a time when I was otherwise engaged. I’m sure you’ll join with me in raising a glass to Darragh in recognition of his valuable input over 2016.
Wherever you are this holiday period and whatever you’re up to I hope it’s of the happy and relaxing variety. All the best for Christmas and New Year.