It’s the morning after the Hyde Park massacre and so it’s apposite I guess to be writing this one on Mayo soil, as the county wakes up to thoughts of yesterday’s massive win, a victory that sealed our 46th Connacht title, our second provincial five-in-a-row and, once again, a ticket to the All-Ireland series. These truly are special times to be a Mayo supporter and the many of us that know full well what the other side of the coin looks like can confirm just how special this team is and the wonderful days they’ve given us.
Before I do a quick ramble through the papers, I want to mention briefly the historical context of yesterday’s result. As I said in the match report, I’m almost certain that this was the highest margin of victory ever recorded in a Connacht final but I’ll need to get back to base and have a right look back at the records before confirming this for definite. What is clear, though, is that – thanks to Coilín Duffy (@coilinduffy) for this one – it’s the first time since Cavan did it in 1933 that a county has banged in six goals in a provincial final and it’s also only the fifth time ever in a championship game that a county has racked up a score of more than 40 points – this one was pointed out by Rob Carroll (@gaelicstats).
Right, then, onto the papers,
That’s enough to feast on this morning, I reckon.
If you haven’t yet voted in the MOTM poll – where it’s already clear how that one is going – then please take the time to do so and also watch out for the GAA’s Player of the Week nominations where I suspect the Beast of Breaffy may have a shout as well.
Finally, although I know you’re not really in need of a giggle this morning and I appreciate that it’s a touch cruel on the Yeatsmen (and like many others, I did feel for them yesterday) but the latest championship re-enactment from Rory’s Stories (@RorysStories) is a small classic. Enjoy!
— Rory’s Stories (@RorysStories) July 19, 2015