Just as we all begin the gentle coming down off last Sunday’s high, the local papers start to appear and we’re off again. Are you ready for some rocket fuel, then?
The Mayo News is, as ever, the first to hit the streets and it’s chock-full of yummy content. Here it is: Mike Finnerty’s match report, Ed McGreal’s player ratings, Noel Connelly’s analysis, Seán Rice’s analysis, Mike Finnerty with some more analysis, Daniel Carey’s amusing take on the post-match reaction, Rob Murphy’s post-match interview with Donal Vaughan and Daniel Carey with more post-match reaction with a number of the players.
Then, once you’ve got through that lot, there’s the Mayo News post-match podcast for dessert.
The Connaught Telegraph (which is, at the best of times, a bit hit and miss with the content they put online) also has a few articles of interest about Sunday’s match – there’s a ‘second opinion’ on it (though they don’t reveal whose opinion this is) and some post-match comments with James Horan. There’s also a short piece on the positive impact our championship run might have on the County Board’s finances. That’s not a hornet’s nest I wish to kick at the minute but, from the bit I know about the books, it’ll take more than this to sort out that particular problem.
The same paper also has a report on what was being said on the TV before, during and after the game on Sunday.
The print version of the Western People will, I know, have hit the shops today but it’ll be Thursday or Friday before their content goes online. In a week of change, some things stay the same.
Finally, I’ve stuck up two short video clips that I took at the match (I find that recording video doesn’t really sit all that well with being a deranged supporter, hence the fact that I don’t do as much of this as I used to in the past).
Here’s Robbie Hennelly’s sweetly struck ’45:
And here’s the final score of the day – Cillian O’Connor’s sixth point, which came from a close-in free: