Here’s a proper news story for the middle of December, in the form of an extensive interview given by Johnno to the Western. Because it is the Western, I can’t provide a link to the article itself and so you’ll have to make do with this article about the article. But the article about the article is quite a good article about what’s in the article. If you follow me, like.
(Note to Western – for the love of God and His Holy Mother, would you ever sort out your online content so it’s actually online. Look at what the excellent Mayo News have been doing for ages and just copy them. They won’t mind – imitation being the greatest form of flattery and all that). I know, I know, I could get up off my derrière and head into Easons or that shop in Talbot Street, the one that stocks all the provincial papers and buy the print version of the paper but, hey, this is the 21st century and one should be able to access this material without adding to one’s carbon footprint.
Having not seen the full in-depth interview, there’s not much point in attempting to parse The Deputy’s words to any great degree. What they’ve said he said is what you’d expect him to be saying at this time of year – solid progress made, like to have a more settled spine to the team etc. etc. – and there’s little in the teaser article that’d make you want to gallop out and gorge yourself on the full, unexpurgated version. I see that he says he’s planning to take a leaf from John Maughan’s book and take the lads up into the Catskills after the New York game next May and that he also talks about the possibility of some of this year’s minors stepping up to the senior ranks next year.
In the interview Johnnno also looks back to 1989 and makes the point that those lads were a hell of a lot bigger than the current crop of players are. The class of ’89 were a formidable bunch alright and their hairdos were something else as well.
That’s about all I can say on the matter without having seen the article so I guess if you want more, you know what you need to do.