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We are living in a changed, changed world. I wonder will it ever come back to normal again? I doubt it, because I think we have all changed in so many ways since coronavirus hit us and continues to hit us and to change our lives.
Galway made it four wins from five league games with an unconvincing performance against the now relegated Meath team in Sunday's Allianz Football League's clash in Navan.
The Galway senior hurlers Allianz League Division 1 campaign kicks off in earnest this weekend after they recorded a facile 1-24 to 0-10 opening day win over Westmeath in Pearse Stadium on Sunday.
I must begin this column by talking about the late Seamus Mallon who passed away over the last week.
Well I have to start with rugby. I think Joe Schmidt when he was interviewed after the match was fully correct when he said, “it’s a reality check for all of us,” and by that he meant the team and himself as head coach. How true that was. Somehow we, the public, and I expect the team also, felt that we were poised to defeat England. We didn’t at all take into account that England under Jones were bound for revenge, and they got it.
A sobering defeat to Dublin has Galway on the back foot facing into this weekend’s Allianz Football League round three fixture against Monaghan in Inniskeen on Sunday (2pm).
I hope you are wrapped up well and fit for the rigours of the late January cold spell which we are having. As I write this column, it appears that this Thursday and Friday will be the crunch days when there could well be accumulated snow. All we can do is prepare ourselves, expect the worst and be glad if it doesn’t turn out as severe as has been forecast.
Croke Park provides the ideal backdrop for the final of the inaugural Joe McDonagh Cup involving Westmeath and Carlow at Croke Park on Sunday, throw-in 1.45pm.