Sligo’s U21 manager Fergal O’Flaherty is in fighting form in this morning’s Indo where he insists that his charges have every chance of landing their first provincial title at this level when they face our lads in Markievicz Park tomorrow evening. He says his players have the right attitude and that they’re not interested in moral victories and such like, which is exactly what you’d expect him to be saying in the circumstances. The Magpies certainly sound as if they’re ready for this one and the fact that we’re facing them on their own turf should help to egg them on as well. A provincial four-in-a-row and the shot at a second All-Ireland title in four years at this level will, meanwhile, be our incentive as we take the field in the shadow of Ben Bulben late tomorrow afternoon. Hogan Stand says that we’ll do so with a full squad to pick from.
For anyone interested in what the big picture is in relation to the U21 championship, those helpful people at Club Mayo Dublin have provided a handy overview of same, showing who is still in the shake-up and when the remaining fixtures are set to take place. That’s more than you’ll get on the poorly maintained official Cadbury’s site, which appears to be all about design and very little about content.
Finally, I see Hogan Stand is also reporting that eternal student Conor Mortimer is planning to run for high office, viz. the presidency of the student’s union up the road from here at DCU. Look what you started, Johnno – they’ll all be putting themselves up for election now. Mind you, in Conor’s case, you could say that it would be a shame to let that fine gob of his go to waste.