Just in case you haven’t seen them all yet (unlikely, I suppose, given the hour I’ve finally got around to doing this) here are all the match reports I’ve come across detailing events at O’Moore Park on Saturday night: the Mayo Advertiser, RTÉ, Setanta, Irish Independent, Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Breaking News and Hogan Stand.
I also got my audio act together on the night and with the O2 network behaving itself (unlike the way it tends to act up at full-time in a packed Croke Park when the bejaysus appears to be throttled out of the data transmission side of things) I managed to get this post-match audio piece uploaded in jig time.
Aside from the match reports, I see that Hogan Stand have also latched onto what James Horan said after the match (the quotes are in the Indo) to run a rather spurious piece claiming that we’re now “targeting NFL glory” (whatever that’s supposed to be) following our successful start to this year’s league campaign. James simply made the point in his after-match quotes that we’d like to stay in the league for as long as possible this year, which makes perfect sense seeing as we have such a long hiatus between the league’s end and our opening championship game at the end of June but that doesn’t mean we’re necessarily aiming for a league title in its own right. Not that we shouldn’t, mind (I quite enjoyed our last one eleven years ago and wouldn’t mind seeing us win it again), just that we’re far more likely to view the spring competition as a means to an end rather than an end in itself, Oh, you know what I mean.
By the way, I’m not sure I’m now in a position to target prediction mini-league glory after finding myself 90 or so points off the pace after the weekend’s first round of action. I haven’t had time to do up a table yet showing how everyone fared after encountering the competition’s first hurdle but I hope to get around to this at some stage tomorrow. In the meantime, you can if you want check for yourself how the land, and your own hopes, lie following the conclusion of the Round 1 action – here.