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This is just a quick one as I’ve a full plate of work to munch through today but, to be honest, there isn’t a whole load in the media this morning to detain you as the focus switches to the team announcements, which are due to happen later on this evening. Well, our team should be named then, I’m not sure if the neighbours will follow suit as well.
Most of what I’ve got for you today, in fact, comes from the neighbours. This piece by Kevin Breslin in the Better Bettor column on John Mulholland’s website will undoubtedly raise a few hackles but it’s an interesting take by an outsider on where our lads are heading into this championship. As Darragh Ó Sé noted yesterday, we’ve no idea yet if we’re as strong a force under Noel and Pat as we were under James and this guy clearly feels we’re not. He’s entitled to his opinion – even if he’s wrong on a number of points, not least the bit about Colm Boyle’s hit on Damien Comer last year being in any sense “late” – but I’d be hopeful our lads will give him their answer on Sunday.
Sticking with the opposition, this week’s Galway Independent has a piece with Gary O’Donnell, which is much the same as the one featuring the same player that appeared in the nationals the other day. The GAA website, meanwhile, has a feature with Galway manager Kevin Walsh, who, as you’d expect, says everything and nothing about Sunday’s showdown.
The only article I can see relating to our side of the fence is this one by Mike Finnerty in the Irish Examiner who talks with Keith Higgins about the frustrations of trying to be a dual player, in light of the hurlers’ appearance on the undercard at Salthill on Sunday.
Right, that’s your lot. Back later with a post on the team announcement, whenever that’s made.