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Breaking with the traditional summer season start, the opening round robin fixture of the Westmeath senior football championship is due to throw-in in mid-April with current holders, Garrycastle seeking to retain the Flanagan Cup following a stirring and character laden county final victory over St. Loman’s of Mullingar.
Aiming to enhance an amateur sporting prowess through professional attributes honed during his Australian Rules Football experience, Ray Connellan is seeking to make his mark within the senior gaelic football sphere, at both club and county levels.
Close season it may be on the local senior gaelic football scene, but news of two managerial appointments in recent days will give cause for much optimism for the players and supporters of both Athlone and Rosemount.
Ballina's Liam McHale was one of six players inducted to the Basketball Ireland Hall of fame last weekend.
Mayo's enduring path through the gruelling qualifiers for the third year in a row begins in earnest in the Gaelic grounds in Limerick tomorrow. We do not know a whole lot about our opponents but if other results are anything to go by Mayo could and should have quite a bit to spare against the Treaty County.
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in! I could apply that quote to the Mayo Advertiser asking me to return for a one-off All-Ireland final article or to Mayo football itself. Either way, I am delighted to be in this position in mid-September. As ardent football fans we have been deservedly rewarded in this county. Supporters have fed off our team’s energy and vice versa. That relationship is an essential component for a successful season so do what you can to make it to Dublin this weekend and bring the colour, bring the noise. When the 66-year drought ends this Sunday and the pent-up euphoria is unleashed with little hope of abating, my one concern is that the names of the men who built a football-loving county and laid the foundations for thousands of fanatics and players may be lost in the many celebratory renditions of The Green and Red of Mayo.
“Mayo football is in a critical state,” “the players are finished,” “the management aren't up to it,” “I hope Roscommon beat us to put us out of our misery.” They are just a small example of what I listened to last week in the build up to the replay against Roscommon. Fast forward three days and the Mayo for Sam bandwagon is in full swing. “That was Mayo's best performance in Croke Park,” “This is the strongest squad Mayo have ever had,” “every player played well,” “Rochford is a tactical genius,” “I think we'll win the All-Ireland this year.”