Well, we’re still on the horse. Yesterday’s game was pretty bonkers, even by our standards, but we somehow came out the right side in the end and so we’re in Monday’s draw for the All-Ireland quarter-finals.
Before looking at the match coverage, let’s box off the question of the draw first. The GAA put out a statement last night (here) which clarifies the point about avoiding repeat pairings. This appears to rule out definitively the possibility of our being drawn against Galway so instead it’ll be one of Derry, Dublin or Kerry for us in a fortnight’s time.
Right, onto the match coverage. Here’s what’s online about yesterday’s win.
Video (analysis): GAA Fan TV.
There’s more about yesterday’s game on the podcast too. The lads were out the gap rapidly last night with the post-game ‘Final Whistle’ pod from Croke Park and there’ll be a full match review episode online today as well. Both of these are available to club members on Patreon and you can join the club, at the modest cost of €5 per month, here.
The MOTM poll on yesterday’s game is still open too. This is another close one but it looks like the peerless Lee Keegan is going to shade this one as well, following another totemic display by him yesterday.
I reckon that when today’s Mayo kids are old and grey they’ll be able to tell their own grandchildren that, yes, they did see Lee play and, yes, he really was that good. How fortunate we are to have had him in our ranks for the last decade and more.
The women had a far more measured win yesterday, when they had ten points to spare over Tipperary in their first group phase match in the LGFA Senior Championship. Report on that here.
Today it’s the turn of the county’s U17 footballers to take centre stage. Kildare once more provide the opposition with this All-Ireland quarter-final tie getting underway at O’Connor Park in Tullamore at 2.30pm this afternoon. Tickets for the match are available to purchase here.
If you can’t make it to the game, the wonderful TG4 are streaming it live on their YouTube channel. Because they’re streaming it in this way, I’ll also be able to embed it here on the blog, which some of you may find useful.
Best of luck to Seán Deane and his charges this afternoon. Here’s to another win this weekend.