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It’s hard to believe we’re in September again already. Another championship is coming to a close.
A maximum capacity entry of 141 cars has been received for the 2011 Mor Oil Galway Summer Rally.
In the end, there were only four points in it.
One week after James Horan’s appointment as Mayo senior manager, I think it is fair to say that his appointment, and that of his back room team, has been warmly received by Mayo supporters. The immediate objection from some quarters might be that he is without senior inter county experience. In the current situation in which we find ourselves, I doubt that the GAA public in Mayo regard inexperience as an insurmountable issue after the summer we have just had. Horan will bring a fresh approach to proceedings, something that is needed right now. The players will trust and respect him. The younger players will remember his terrific talents on the field and will be looking forward to new training methods and a new mantra. I hear that no member of the new management team has travelled with the footballers to New York for this Sunday’s FBD final. I think that is a smart move. This weekend’s match in the Big Apple can best be described as a fun game with nothing of any significance at stake. A number of players playing out there this weekend will not be part of the new squad, and with a type of party atmosphere circulating about the place, it is best that a new manager meets his panel of players in a different environment.
The greatest challenge for the manager of any team is to ensure that your squad maximises its potential and hits the sweet spot on the biggest day. That might mean at some stage in a season recognising that the team’s best performance just wasn’t good enough, and as a manager you have to accept that too. But as any sports person recognises there is no better feeling in the world than the winning feeling experienced at the conclusion of a performance where everything has gone brilliantly to plan.
Tipperary's emphatic semi-final victory over Waterford last Sunday guarantees us another mouth-watering All-Ireland final. Hurling fans worldwide will be looking forward to September 5 for Kilkenny v Tipp Part II. During the noughties it was Kilkenny and Cork who went head to head on a couple of occasions. The Cats are still going strong but the Rebels have passed the baton onto the Premier county. This is the first back to back final between these two counties. When you talk of sporting rivalries they simply don't come any greater than Kilkenny and Tipp. The colour, excitement and raw emotion of last year’s decider is a testament to this.
Last weekend was a big one as far as the club championship was concerned. There were a number of games played that decided the make-up of the quarter finals in the senior championship. All went according to pre-game predictions, but a number of teams with ambitions of landing the county title really did give indications that they are going to take some beating. Ballina, Knockmore and Charlestown in particular had really impressive victories that caught the eye. We in Crossmolina found ourselves in a fairly precarious position with two draws from our two championship encounters going into last Sunday’s game, so we knew exactly what we had to do. We were therefore understandably happy with the way we played against Garrymore.
Leinster SFC semi-final
Allianz GAA NHL Kilkenny 1-20 Waterford 2-12
Judge Neilan commented on an “extremely high reading” of alcohol as he disqualified a Mullingar man for three years for drink-driving.