Morning all. I hope the heart rates are beginning to return to normal levels and that the voices are starting to recover. As my post-match audio will confirm, my own voice was well shot at full-time yesterday but it should be okay, I reckon, by around Wednesday.
So, here we are again with the kids gone back to school and our championship season still underway. With ten minutes to go yesterday I have to admit that I’d given up all hope of our rescuing it but the lads sure hadn’t given up. And they won’t the next day either, you know.
Right, time for a quick gallop through the coverage.
Others: Michael Verney in the Indo on all the dubious calls, Colm Keys in the Indo on McMahon’s head-butting of Aidan O’Shea and other filthy goings-on, Michael Verney in the Indo on what was said on The Sunday Game last night, John Fogarty in the Examiner on the McMahon head-butt, Paul Keane in the Examiner on the replay and some of the incidents from yesterday’s game.
It also looks like there’s load of coverage (the rugby notwithstanding) in the Irish Times but it’s all shielded away behind their pay-wall so there’s no point in linking to what’s there. You’ve more than enough to be getting on with that lot set out above in any case.
I have to leave it there for now, I’m afraid. The key thing for everyone at this stage is to get your tickets sorted ASAP for Saturday. I know it’s pandemonium on tickets.ie at the minute and that there’s no word as yet as to what the story is with Cairde Mhaigh Eo tickets and, in particular, the Bring a Friend option. If any word on the latter emerges during the day, I’ll post details here.
Enjoy your Monday, folks and don’t forget to cast your MOTM vote if you haven’t yet done so. Oh and don’t forget to breathe out as well.
Get behind the heroes: go to the Mayo GAA website (here) and click ‘Play Now’ to contribute to the cause via the Mayo GAA Players Training and Welfare Fund Lotto.