Monday morning, start of another week and all that and what with work and one of our girls playing in a schools’ final at Croke Park a bit later on, it’s a busy day here so this needs to be a quick one. There’s plenty in the papers and elsewhere on yesterday’s seat-of-the-pants victory over the Rossies so here’s your one-stop-shop of what’s out there.
The Irish Examiner has a match report from Mike Finnerty and some quotes from James Horan, where the boss talks about Gavin Duffy and not picking Andy Moran to start. That same piece, by the way, also states that Donie Shine was seen walking from the home side’s dressing room after yesterday’s match so it looks as if the injury he picked up perhaps wasn’t as bad as it looked when he was stretchered off.
Finally, a quick word about the county’s hurlers who yesterday got the day off to a flying start by chiselling out a gutsy four-point win over Roscommon in the Connacht Intermediate championship final. The hurlers rarely get a mention here (there’s only so much this site can cover) and they don’t often get to play in front of the size of a crowd that was in Hyde Park yesterday.
They certainly made the most of it and in an entertaining and well-contested contest, they fought back doggedly from a goal behind to emerge as worthy winners at the finish. This fightback was, by the way, watched also by the senior footballers who soon after had their own late fightback to engineer.
It was great for the hurlers, following their encouraging run in the Christy Ring, to end their year on a high. Well done to Christy Phillips, Kenny Feeney and all the lads for all the hard work and effort put in this year.