It’s the day after our first significant win in the championship for what seems like an age and back up here in the capital (it felt like we’d arrived in the Deep South or something last night when we made it back up here) with the sun shining once more, it feels like the way Mondays should do more often than they do. And that’s after a few bottles of O’Hara’s finest and a late night and all last night.
Okay, there’s a veritable feast of coverage on yesterday’s match so I best get going and point you in the direction of what’s out there. This morning, I’ve decided to be a bit more organised and group them according to media type so here goes.
Nationals first: Irish Times (match report and post-match quotes), Irish Independent (match report and key stats), Irish Examiner (match report, post-match quotes from Tomás Ó Flatharta and Alan Dillon).
Local papers: Mayo Advertiser.
Audio: As well as my own at times foul-mouthed post-match blabberings, Colm Gannon has post-match audio pieces with James Horan, Tomás Ó Flatharta, Robbie Hennelly and Keith Higgins.
Reports on the minor match: Mayo Advertiser and Irish Independent. Hard luck, by the way, to the minors whose championship campaign began and ended in the space of an hour yesterday. It was well into the second half by the time we took our seats in the stand and by then the Rossies had the game in the bag.
An Spailpín Fánach has a wonderful riposte to those who would say that yesterday’s match just showed how poor the state of football in Connacht is. Dogs of War – I like that, think it could stick.
That’s your lot on the game but there was another event yesterday which raised what was probably the biggest cheer of the day at McHale Park – Ray Moylette’s appearance on the turf at half-time. In case you missed it, here it is: