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Brigid’s made to fight hard to complete three-in-a-row on home soil

Despite never reaching the same level of performance as their semi-final exploits, reigning Connacht club champions St Brigid’s retained their Roscommon crown to complete a hat-trick of titles in a wintery Kiltoom last Sunday. This was a real David and Goliath contest with the aristocrats from Kiltoom defending their title against a team that were plying their trade in the intermediate ranks just 12 short months ago.

Salthill/ Knocknacarra to face either Rosc or Leitrim champions

Salthill/Knocknacarra enjoy a 100 per cent history of success in the Connacht club championship and they will put that impressive record on the line in four weeks’ time when they face either Roscommon’s St Brigid's or Leitrim’s Melvin Gaels on Sunday November 11 in the Connacht club semi-final.

St Brigid’s put title on the line

Reigning Connacht club champions St Brigid’s will be putting their title on the line when they meet Elphin in the Roscommon semi-final on Sunday in Hyde Park. Elphin are no strangers to the Kiltoom men who have beaten them in the last two county finals. Not surprisingly Kevin McStay’s side are warm favourites to maintain their unbeaten run but Elphin are sure to lay down a strong challenge. The Saints will be without the injured Robbie Kelly and will have to manage without the suspended Frankie Dolan which leaves them somewhat vulnerable.

Time to get the foot back in football!

I don’t know about you, but I have been bored out of my tree watching Gaelic football in this year’s championship so far. As a viewing spectacle it has been very poor fare. Of course it is up to the various counties to raise their standards to those set by the likes of Dublin, Cork and Kerry, but watching the championship over recent seasons suggest that the gap between the elite and the rest is widening. The suggestion from both Colm O’Rourke and Kevin McStay, on last weekend’s Sunday Game, for a two or three tier system is surely going to become a reality sooner or later.

Time to get the foot back in football!

I don’t know about you, but I have been bored out of my tree watching Gaelic football in this year’s championship so far. As a viewing spectacle it has been very poor fare. Of course it is up to the various counties to raise their standards to those set by the likes of Dublin, Cork and Kerry, but watching the championship over recent seasons suggest that the gap between the elite and the rest is widening. The suggestion from both Colm O’Rourke and Kevin McStay, on last weekend’s Sunday Game, for a two or three tier system is surely going to become a reality sooner or later.

A few classics in championships past

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And then there were 12, we’re just under three weeks out from the Connacht Final and a dozen sides are left in with a shout. While Armagh, Dublin, Cork and Galway are given another week to ready themselves for the elite eight phase of the competition, tomorrow (August 2) sees Mayo back in action. All eyes were on the draw drum on Sunday evening to see who would Mayo get of the quadruplet of sides who managed to make it through the previous two rounds of action. Each of the potential adversaries had there own pitfalls, Down a side who seemed to be on the up this year with Ross Carr moulding a side, Kildare who bombed so famously against Micko’s Wicklow in the long grass of early summer, but Kieran McGeeney is a man used to getting things done and has picked them up. Monaghan the new darlings of the football world with boundless enthusiasm and with Banty McEnneany patrolling the sideline and celebrating wildly at final whistles. But it wasn’t to be any of that trio, Tyrone were pulled from the hat and they pose their own series of questions that will have to be answered.

Minor final to be televised

The All Ireland minor football championship final replay between Mayo and Tyrone will be broadcast on RTÉ TV, Radio and RTÉ.ie from 2.15pm tomorrow (Saturday).

The Way It is

At this time of year it can be very difficult to know what to get for people at Christmas. When you are 15 or 20 years married or more and the collective libido may not be what it used to be; there is always a temptation for a female to buy her partner a good book which might stop him bothering her, trying all night to do what he used to do all night.

Mayo can overcome royals to face Kerry - once again

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After Kerry hammering the lard out of Dublin last Monday it is difficult to predict any victors now with any huge degree of confidence.

The Best of the West this Christmas

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At this time of year it can be very difficult to know what to get for people at Christmas. When you are 15 or 20 years married or more and the collective libido may not be what it used to be, there is always a temptation for a female to buy her partner a good book which might stop him bothering her trying all night to do what he used to do all night.

 

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