Today didn’t turn out to be a great day for football within the county, with the juniors’ attempt to land the All-Ireland foundering down in Ennis at the predictable hands of the Kerrymen while over in Hyde Park the ladies also found the Monaghan girls too hot to handle in their All-Ireland quarter-final.
I wasn’t at either match: indeed, a family day out – which included the Tall Ships ballyhoo – meant that I wasn’t really tuned in at all to what was happening in Ennis and Roscommon respectively this afternoon. A match report on the junior final is available here and there’s one on the ladies’ quarter-final here. Hard luck to the both of them.
But, as Scarlett O’Hara said, tomorrow is another day and I’m heading off to Croker then to see the minors take on Meath in their All-Ireland semi-final. It’s our fourth appearance at this stage in the minor championship inside the last five years and a win tomorrow would see us appearing in the decider for the third time since 2008. Here’s hoping the young guns do the business at HQ tomorrow and the best of luck to them in their endeavours.