Holy moly, that one was close. Such was the meltdown we suffered in those final few frantic moments at MacHale Park last night that the coverage this morning could easily have been about our Championship exit.
But it’s not, we won and the media reports are all about that heart-stopping, blood-and-thunder, old-fashioned knockout Championship victory we managed to secure. Here’s what’s online about it.
Bonus video: Aidan Forker shoving Dermot Butler in the tunnel.
The common theme in all the above is what a thriller last night’s match was and, you know, that it was. Everything was on the line for both teams and both sets of players gave it everything and more.
From our perspective, while there can be much we can point to that could be improved, we also need to acknowledge that we’re the ones who emerged with the win from that rip-roaring battle, leaving a talented and committed Armagh team vanquished. I haven’t said it up till now but it’s worth saying it – hard luck to Armagh and well done to all their supporters who travelled west in such numbers. You all did your county proud.
That’s it for now. I’ve a trek back across the country to do in a bit, the podcast will be online later on and the MOTM poll result will also be online too. And, yes, the quizzical monkey-adorned poll about who you want us to pull from the hat in the morning will be up too before the night is out. Up Mayo.