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Jim Gavin's departure as Dublin manager certainly came as a surprise, a bolt from the blue (excuse the pun) that has certainly set tongues wagging in the GAA world.
It has been another tumultuous week in the Mayo Ladies football scene.
The ladies' game in the county was thrown back into the national spotlight again this week when club delegates took the decision to remove the defending All Ireland senior club champions Carnacon from senior competitions in Mayo at a county board meeting that was held on Tuesday.
Holders Galway will face Roscommon in the FBD League final after a comfortable 3-6 to 0-8 win over Leitrim in Clonbur.
In an already tight looking schedule where Mayo were facing into 11 games in 12 weeks the postponement of Sunday’s FBD opener against Galway is a headache that Stephen Rochford could have done without. But the Mayo manager understands and respects the reason for the game being called off at short notice, due to a frozen pitch. The game has been refixed for this coming Friday night, January 12 at 7.30pm in MacHale Park.
Two senior hurling championship games are down for decision this Sunday in Kenny Park to determine which of the teams that finished second and third in the senior B groups advance to the preliminary quarter-finals.
Gambling is a crisis issue within the GAA and Galway, according to outgoing Galway county chairman Noel Treacy.
It was back to the grindstone for our county players last weekend as most of them had to put the hurt of the previous week's All-Ireland replay loss behind them to help their clubs in their bid to make the play offs, maintain status, and for others to help their team try to avoid being in a relegation dogfight.