Murky old damp Monday morning it may be – and another bloody Monday too lest we forget – but there’s plenty in the papers and online this morning to take your mind off all that. More than one of this morning’s match reports feature this cracking picture (by Sportsfile’s Stephen McCarthy) of Ger Cafferkey caught in a gorilla’s embrace by the Donkey Ayter’s Pearse O’Neill.
Leading off with the nationals, we have to start (even though it’s not really a national title at all) with the Examiner. I was looking forward to reading a contrite Corkonian essay on yesterday’s events in de paper but, as it turns out, it was our own Mike Finnerty who did the honours for them in this regard. Ah feck you, Mike, you didn’t sound contrite at all. Meanwhile, the Times and the Indo both headline Jason Doherty’s important contribution to the win.
Needless to say, the Mayo Advertiser was once more first out of the traps yesterday evening and Colm Gannon then added to this by way of post-match audio pieces with both James Horan and Aidan O’Shea. Feeling all competitive, like, RTÉ rose to the challenge with their match report combining the printed and spoken word. It’s a pity the same effort wasn’t shown in their league highlights programme on TV last night, though – their utter lack of interest was so palpable you just wonder why they bothered and Bernard Flynn’s thirty seconds of “analysis” on our game was a fair distance the Ratoath side of risible. A great big fail, as online luvvies are wont to proclaim.
Where was I? More reports: GAA.ie (which includes a great photo of a very determined-looking Alan Dillon), Cork GAA, Hogan Stand, Setanta, Breaking News, Sports News Ireland (where they provide a match tracker showing who scored what and when) and Club Mayo Dublin. That’s the lot for now, until the local accounts start to appear during the week. Nothing yet either in the recently established Cork GAA Blog but I’ll keep tracking that one too to see what the lads there have to say for themselves. And, of course, there’s always the post-match fat to chew over at gaaboard.com.
Have a good Monday, y’all.