With the New Year celebrations behind us we’re back at base, having once again made it as far as Clare Island to see out the old and welcome in the new. The above photo of the GAA pitch on the island was, by the way, taken earlier on today before we took to the seas to return to the mainland.
Now that January has begun so too has the football and earlier on today it was the county’s U21s who got our 2016 football season underway. They did so with a win too, beating Fermanagh by 1-11 to 0-8 in Belleek in the opening round of the North-West Cup. Next up for Mike Solan’s charges is a second round fixture in the same competition against Sligo next Saturday.
Tomorrow it’s the turn of the seniors, who face NUIG in the first round of the FBD League. This match throws in at MacHale Park at 2pm.
Although we passed by the ground today on the way back to Dublin, I won’t be there tomorrow to see for myself the start of the Stephen Rochford era. Mike Kelly has, however, kindly agreed to provide a report on the game and that’ll be available on the site later on tomorrow evening.
And so it begins again.