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Back to normality and back to the club scene

With all the furore, excitement, and stories from my recent visit to New York for the start of the Connacht championship I did not leave many column inches for the most important part, the match. It was amazing the amount of Mayo supporters who expressed concern to me before the team departed from Dublin for the Big Apple. I was regularly asked if they would win in New York, and the number of times I heard “they’ll hardly mess up, will they?” made me snigger to myself. Supporters were concerned after the performance against Derry in the League semi-final, but you were dealing with three in a row Connacht champions and double All-Ireland finalists here against a bit part team made up of a sprinkling of average county players and mostly of average club players. The result was never in question, but it took until the last kick of the game when Enda Varley goaled to seal my prediction of Mayo winning by at least 20 points. New York’s so called bigger players, Brendan Quigley and Ross Wherity, completely faded into obscurity as they were overwhelmed by Seamus O’Shea, Jason Gibbons, and Donal Vaughan. It was a difficult game to watch and even more difficult to talk about as New York had 13 men in their own half for long periods to basically try to keep the score down.

Up or down or stay the same

Last week the Mayo County Board sent out draft new structures to the different divisions for the Mayo GAA league in 2011. The new structures would see six divisions of 12 teams each, going from Division 1A right down to Division 1F. Currently there are seven divisions from 1A to 1G with 11 teams in Divisions 1A, 1B, 1D and 1E. Division 1C has 10 teams, with Division 1F having nine, and 1G eight teams.

 

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