A good bit later than I’d planned, due to a variety of reasons, including the hurling, but I think yesterday’s matches merit a post on the coverage of them. Plus it’s an excuse to give an airing to that wonderful photo above of our newly-crowned All-Ireland champions.
We have to start with yesterday’s LGFA U14 Platinum All-Ireland final in which Mayo beat Cork, to clinch the title for the first time in 29 years.
Ger McCarthy has two reports on the game, one of which is on the Ladies Gaelic website and which also appears on the Mayo News, while the same writer has one from Cork’s angle in the Echo Live. The Connaught Telegraph also have a report on the final. In addition, there are loads of photos from the game by Sportsfile, including that one above.
From the happy side of the street to the sad side, in the form of yesterday’s All-Ireland MFC quarter-final which we lost to Monaghan.
As I mentioned in the comments just now, I believe the official scoreline, 1-16 to 1-8 to Monaghan, is incorrect, with the mistake relating to the wrong scoreline appearing on the electronic scoreboard at Páirc Seán yesterday for much of the second half. It doesn’t make any difference to us now, of course, but, needless to say, it doesn’t sit well with that often insufferable picky, details person staring out at me in the mirror.
Right, that’s your lot. Enjoy what’s left of this summer Sunday.