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Morning all on what, despite all those apocalyptic weather warnings, appears no more than a nice bright ‘n’ breezy morning here in the capital. I’ve a truckload of work ahead of me today, with a deadline to get something out the door by the end of it, so this one needs to be a quick one.
There doesn’t appear to be too much to report on, in any case, with Rory Gallagher’s howling at the moon yesterday only getting a brief mention in this morning’s nationals. In the Irish Examiner, County Board PRO Aiden McLoughlin provides a riposte to the Donegal assistant manager’s wild claims about “collusion” between ourselves and Monaghan. In doing so, Aiden wisely avoids adding further fuel to the fire and instead deftly but firmly rejects Gallagher’s loony assertions. Let that be the end of this nonsense now.
Aside from that, there’s just some standard stuff on the team announcements and a piece in the Irish Independent with Barry Moran which has obviously been simmering in the pot since the press event on Sunday night. Martin Carney, once again a man with a foot in both camps, plumps for us in his match preview on RTE.ie. The Donegal GAA blog, samforthehills, also shies away from predicting a win for them in its match preview.
There’s some audio as well that you might be interested in. If you’ve already had a listen to the Mayo News podcast – and, come on now, you’ve no excuse if you haven’t – then the Donegal GAA podcast might serve as a nice contrast while the lads on Second Captains have a football special featuring David Brady, Oisin McConville and others.
See, I said it’d be a quick one. Pity the working day facing me isn’t set to be the same.