Right, can’t avoid those blasted match reports any longer. I have to nip into town soon, though, so it’ll be a quick sweep. Maybe that’s just as well.
The best place to start, as usual, is the Mayo Advertiser where Colm Gannon has his match report (here) and post-match reaction from Stephen Rochford (here). The manager talks about Lee Keegan, why we got thumped and what the injury situation is looking like ahead of the Dublin game (i.e. not hectic, with no new faces back before then).
The nationals all, as you’d expect, also place plenty of focus on the Lee Keegan incident, not least in light of the County Board’s decision – which was, in my view, both correct and admirable – to come out with a statement from the team management yesterday evening admitting that they’d got it wrong in leaving Lee on after the clash with Eoin Cadogan.
Here’s what the nationals have: Irish Independent, Irish Examiner (match report, quotes), Irish Times (match report, piece on Lee Keegan incident). Here are the others: RTÉ (match report, piece on Lee Keegan incident, quotes), The 42 (match report, piece on Lee Keegan incident, quotes), Hogan Stand (match report, quotes), Breaking News (match report, piece on Lee Keegan incident).
And that, I think, is enough pain to be doling out in a single measure. Have to finish on a high, though – the ladies, unlike the gents, got the better of the Rebels yesterday and, appearing for a 22nd consecutive season in the Green and Red it was, once more, the great Cora Staunton who did most of the damage for us in Mallow yesterday. Take it away, Cora: