We’re in Mayo for a few days, hoping the sun will shine but, in our hearts, knowing that there’s more bloody rain on the way.
Right, this is just a quick one. First up, the latest edition of the Connacht GAA mag Into the West is now out (here it is, in pdf form) and yours truly has a bit of scribbling in this one.
Second, you’ll probably have heard by now that Liam Sammon has decided not to take up the option of remaining in charge of Galway’s footballers for another year. I’m not sure I’m happy or sad at this news – no, hang on, I’m sad: the devil you know and all that. Who might be line to take over there? John Maughan, maybe? (On second thoughts, I’d say he’s having way too much fun getting his own back on Johnno with all those little zingers he puts into his Mayo Advertiser column every week.)
Finally, here’s one especially for those of you non-Mayo people out there who think we never have anything to cheer about supporting the Green and Red. With thanks to Niall, here’s a video clip of Mayo minor captain Aidan Walsh lifting the Kilcoyne Cup at Hyde Park late last month following the minors’ Connacht final replay triumph over Roscommon. Hopefully it won’t be the last trophy that Aidan gets to hoist this year either.