It’s always nice to peruse the papers for match reports following a satisfactory performance from the lads and today is no exception but, this being Sunday, there’s very little in the papers to peruse. The Sindo have other things on their minds today – in particular, the vacuous Johnny/Glenda/Rosanna imbroglio – and so only have time for this brief account of what happened at Celtic Park (you need to scroll down past the Tyrone v Cork report to get to it), the Tribune’s website hasn’t been updated yet and the Sunday Times hasn’t got any Irish content on its website. So much for the Sunday papers, then.
All is not lost, though (unless you happen to be Joe Kernan, that is). RTÉ have a report, the BBC even have an itsy-bitsy one, so too does the sexy new GAA website, Hogan Stand have a half-decent one but the best one around is this one by the ever dependable Colm Gannon in the Mayo Advertiser. Club Mayo Dublin also have their useful blow-by-blow account of the night’s action. There’s no written report in the Mayo News yet but Rob Murphy has filed an audio one and he’s also got a post-match interview with Johnno that’s worth a listen to.
In that audio report, Johnno confirms that Ronan failed a last-minute fitness test last night but he also reveals quite interestingly that Alan Freeman did too and that the Aghamore man was originally included in the starting fifteen. As a result, it would appear that Alan Dillon’s appearance from the start was more down to circumstances on the night than it was to any flash of brilliance in advance but, hey, nobody’s complaining given how events on the night transpired.