Well, there certainly has been plenty of debate hereabouts in the aftermath of last night’s latest league defeat. I’ve just been hunting around the match reports to see if there are any quotes to chew over but there are none in the ones I found – RTÉ, Mayo Advertiser, Sunday Independent, GAA Scores, Hogan Stand. I guess we’ll have to wait ’till tomorrow, then, to hear James’ latest utterances about what we’ll learn from the loss and how we’ll move on and all that.
Which we have to, of course, as we face what are likely to be the two hardest matches we’ll have in this year’s league campaign. Nobody needs any reminding that these are the two counties we were beaten by in the two national finals we got to last year and we’ve certainly got a score or two to settle with both. Our poor form in recent weeks makes it a big ask for us to make any inroads against this calibre of opposition but there’s no question but that we have to see some improvement in these two games to give us some kind of momentum heading into the championship.
So, starting with next weekend, how do you think we’ll do?
How will we get on against Donegal?
- Lose (59%, 60 Votes)
- Win (38%, 39 Votes)
- Draw (3%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 102
Finally, hearty congrats to St Brigid’s on their gutsy win this afternoon over Ballymun Kickhams in the All-Ireland club football final. The Rossie lads suffered as bad a start in today’s decider as we did last September but despite this they showed enormous heart to claw their way back into the contest. Once they got back on terms, you could see they had the momentum with them and while it was desperately tough on Ballymun to lose the match in the manner they did, Frankie Dolan’s winning point was a thing of pure joy and a worthy All-Ireland clincher. Well done to them and well done too to Kevin McStay and Liam McHale for steering their charges home. Today was the tenth All-Ireland that Liam was involved in as either a player or coach and today, at last, he got to taste All-Ireland success. There’s hope, perhaps, for us all yet.