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I recall watching the Irish rugby team playing a Triple Crown match in 1985 against England. The match was very much in the balance with minutes left on the clock. It was at a critical juncture in the game that team captain Ciaran Fitzgerald demanded his team step up to the plate with his by now (in) famous line “where’s your f***ing pride?” The team responded and delivered a magnificent final few minutes to beat England on that day. I have no doubt that Fitzgerald’s leadership was crucial to that victory. Mayo football is, to some extent, at a similar juncture right now. We need leadership both on and off the field and, more than anything else, we need to display a bit of f***ing pride and heart. After last year’s championship defeats to Sligo and Longford we need to resurrect our reputation before we slip into a downward spiral of mediocrity that could prove difficult to shake off were it to continue. Mayo looked very sluggish and tired last year and some critics even suggested that they did not appear to be playing for one another. This season, however, we retained our division one status with some credible gutsy performances but appeared to hit a dip again a few weeks before the London match.
Tomás Ó Flatharta will lead Galway into championship action for the first time this Sunday when his side takes on Mayo in McHale Park at 2pm in the Connacht semi-final.
Now that Alan Mulholland’s under-21 team have kickstarted the Galway GAA season in such spectacular fashion, we thought to show you some champions of yesteryear, the county minor team who won the All Ireland in 1970.
These sides met four weeks ago in the league over in Caltra and Cortoon won by two points, 1-10 to 1-8. Expect another tight game on Sunday.
There were 10 championship games in the county football championship last weekend with all 20 senior clubs in action. Unusually with that many games down for decision, there were no draws and the winning teams now advance to round three.
Galway u-21 team captain Colin Forde has not had too much time this week to dwell on Sunday’s wonderful win as he rapidly switched his attention to his third year physiotherapy exams in UCD.
St Jarlath’s College, Tuam go in search of their 13th Hogan Cup title on Saturday in Croke Park (1.45pm).
Tomás Ó Flatharta will be on home ground in some regards next Sunday as the Kerry native manages Galway against the Kingdom in round 4 of the NFL. The game throws in at 2.30pm in Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney.
Galway supporters left Tuam Stadium on Sunday afternoon with leaden hearts. The players and the management team must also have been mortified by the second-half collapse which was of epic proportions.
The Galway footballers were 5/2 in the bookies to be relegated from division one this time last week, but following their poor and inept second-half performance last Sunday against Monaghan (the other team expected to go down), they have been made outright favourites at 4/7 to make the drop to the second tier.