This morning’s papers confirm that our final FBD outing for 2008 will take place this Sunday when we face Roscommon at Ballinlough (throw-in 2pm). The FBD seems to be the only place where we encounter the Sheepstealers these days as we haven’t met them otherwise since the Connacht semi-final back in 2005. So while Johnno and John Maughan have locked horns with each other in their current roles (we beat them by, I think, 0-15 to 0-9 in last year’s FBD), they have yet to slug it out in a proper contest. That might happen in this year’s Connacht final, but only if we beat Sligo (or London) and they beat Galway (or New York – and where did Leitrim disappear to?) first. For now, though, the FBD will have to do.