It’s the morning after the day before and so it’s time for the match reports on our Connacht semi-final win yesterday. We got barely a mention on The Sunday Game last night and the papers haven’t exactly gone overboard with their coverage today either by the looks of it.
The nationals first. The Irish Times has a workmanlike match report and some brief post-match comments from James Horan. The same paper has a brief account of proceedings in the minor match. The Irish Independent confines itself to match reports on the senior game (with player ratings) and on the minor game. There is, probably, a piece in the paper version with quotes but this hasn’t made it to the online variant as yet. Mike Finnerty does the honours for the Irish Examiner with this report on the senior game while Cian O’Connell in the same paper provides a short report on the minor one.
As usual, the Mayo Advertiser is the first of the locals out of the traps, with Colm Gannon providing his take on the day.
Others: GAA.ie, RTÉ, Setanta, Breaking News, Hogan Stand, The Score. That’ll do for now, I think. As usual, I’ll gather up all the links I can find and stick them in the results section where, in the fulness of time, they’ll all find a happy resting place within the results archive which, a bit like the universe, continues to expand as time progresses.
Onto the competition that was running here on naming the team to face Leitrim. This turned out to be a tricky assignment for all those who had a stab at it, with nobody succeeding in getting all fifteen correct. Two entrants managed fourteen out of fifteen, with the tie-break of the subs bench needing to be deployed to separate them. When this particular bench was emptied, Donal Hallinan came out on top and so wins my last spare copy of Breandán Ó hEithir’s Over the Bar. Congrats to Donal and thanks to all who entered.
Right, time for a new poll I reckon. We won with buckets to spare yesterday but what does the result mean for our chances, going forward, like?
What's the significance of the Leitrim result?
- We only did what we were expected to do (77%, 94 Votes)
- We're well ahead of anything else in Connacht (16%, 20 Votes)
- We're ready to compete seriously for Sam (7%, 8 Votes)
Total Voters: 122