There I was labouring under the false assumption that we’d be announcing our starting fifteen for Sunday’s encounter with Tyrone at MacHale Park (throw-in 2pm) at some stage this evening but it was confirmed a short while ago that the team won’t in fact be named until 9pm tomorrow night:
— Mayo GAA (@MayoGAA) February 5, 2015
There are no hints on Tyrone’s website or their other online platforms about when they plan to name their team but I’d say they’ll probably hold off until tomorrow night at this stage too.
Here are two things to keep you going in the meantime. The first is from GAA Rankings, a new online initiative that aims to brings some statistical rigour to how counties are ranked and which plans to update its rankings on a weekly basis (we’re in second spot this week, by the way). They’ve done a rankings-influenced preview of the coming weekend’s action, which is worth a look – here.
The second thing is connected with the site’s eighth birthday the other day. It was on this very date back in 2007 that I penned my first ever match report for the site – here. Things were a bit more relaxed back then, as I didn’t summon the energy to do this until the day after we’d beaten Kerry in the opening League fixture that year.
I’d say the report generated maybe three or four hits – I didn’t put the counter on the site until that April and the total for the first day after I’d done so was 18 page views. Last Sunday there were 10,114. Onwards and upwards and all that.