Well, it’s a filthy old wet morning alright – and a Monday one at that – but where are all these howling gales we were promised? It’s as calm and quiet here as … well, as Hill 16 was after Super Mac walloped that winning point into them back in 2006. Want to see it again? Oh, go on, then – here it is.
With a paucity of news to report on, I may as well take the opportunity to let you know about the fruits of my labours so far on the results archive I’m putting together on this site. I’ve now completed what may be styled as Phase 1 of the project, which comprises a complete record of all results for the last ten years, right back to that first league match of 1998 against Carlow (yes, Carlow!). What’s more, I’ve been able to link most of these results with match reports that are available on the web, mainly from the Western. I’ve got a link to every single league and championship match report back to the start of the 2003 season (just click on the match result and you’re there) and while I’ve been able to source links to all championship match reports back as far as 1998, some of the league fixtures for the period 1998-2002 are missing.
You’ll also notice that for 2007 I’ve included, where available, links to more than one match report and, in compiling the current year’s results, I’m endeavouring to include for each match at least one report from the national media, the local papers and from the local paper of the opposition on the day. As this builds up over time, it should provide anyone looking for details of a particular match with all the information they need.
Phase 2 is going to involve more spadework (in the form of a sub to the digital version of the Irish Times and close perusal of same) and no more links, as we’ve already reached the Stone Age in terms of the internet. It’ll also take time, quite a bit of it I reckon, and may involve (particularly when I tunnel back a few decades) having to consult other sources.
I’ll keep you updated on progress over the coming months. In the meantime, enjoy Phase 1.