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Grease may be one of the most popular stage musicals of all time but it is set to be performed in a whole new way next Thursday and Friday night in Tourmakeady when the students of Coláiste Mhuire Tuar Mhic Éadaigh bring the Sandy and Danny Zuko love story to life as Gaeilge.
For five of the past six years, the All Ireland Ladies senior club championship has been taken home by one of this year’s finalists. And on Sunday it will be making it’s way to either Donaghmoyne from Monaghan for a third time or back west with green and red ribbons on its handles to Carnacon for the fourth time.
Having picked up three ladies’ All Ireland senior club titles inside the past decade Carnacon are back in the final on Sunday and looking to turn that triple of championships into a quadruple. The girls in green and red have made their way back to the final this year and after narrowly losing out to Inch Rovers from Cork in last year’s showpiece, they will have extra motivation to make this All Ireland number four for the central Mayo club. Standing in their way in Ballymahon in two days’ time will be Dublin and Leinster champions, Na Fianna. The Dublin ladies saw off the challenge of Munster and Cork champions Donoughmore by four points at the start of the month.
n Banagher on Sunday, weather permitting, Carnacon and old foes Inch Rovers will come face to face with the All Ireland senior title at stake. Sunday’s meeting in Offaly will be the third meeting of these sides in the final in four years, with Carnacon winning both finals and now looking to make it three out of three against the Cork club. The 2007 meeting in the final saw Carnacon win out by 11 points on a score of 2-14 to 1-6, while in 2008 putting back to back titles together Carnacon won by five points to seal their double.
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.