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Mayo used 21 players yesterday on the field in their historic win over Sligo as they picked up their fifth Connacht title on the bounce, we run our eye over the performance of all those 21 players.
The O’Shea house will be bursting with more medals and awards this week after Aidan and Seamus O’Shea picked up another Connacht medal each and Aidan got his hands on the man-of-the match award. Eldest brother Seamus, had to bow out of the action early doors on Sunday after he picked up an injury, but he reckons it’s not too serious. “I gave my groin a bit of a pull after 20 minutes, we’ll see what the medical team say, hopefully it won’t be to bad. I was in a tackle, what ever way I twisted or turned I gave it a bit of a pull, hopefully it will be all right.”
Close to 1,400 people on the outpatient list at University Hospital Galway are waiting for more than two years for their treatment, a situation which has been described as “truly shocking” by Sinn Féin senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh.
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The only thing that really mattered last Sunday in Carrick-on-Shannon was that Galway won and they left injury free and with no red cards.
I am sure many of you felt as deflated as I did last Sunday. After leaving Elverys MacHale Park deflated I went home to watch the game again on TG4, and just in case I missed anything on second viewing I had to watch Sunday Sport later on that evening to see what the pundits said about the game. The reality is Mayo should be playing in Croke Park this Sunday against Cork in the semifinal of the National League. They threw away the game against Donegal or should I say kicked away. Some wayward shooting late on cost us a place in the semifinal.
FOLLOWING A hugely successful season at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Reduced Shakespeare Company arrive in the Town Hall Theatre next week as part of their roistering new tour of The Complete History of Comedy (abridged).
Heartbreaking is all that can be said to describe Mayo’s defeat in Park Ui Rinn last Sunday. After going 1-02 to no score down after 10 minutes it looked like the writing was on the wall for another hiding at the hands of League leaders and division one top scorers Cork.
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Buccaneers’ home form woes continued at Dubarry Park when they shipped a 43-6 hiding to Belfast Harlequins in their Ulster Bank League Division 1B game played in testing windy conditions on Saturday. With neither promotion nor relegation to stimulate the mid-table Pirates, they were always likely to struggle against Quins - who although just one place behind Buccs were not quite free from fears of dropping into the dreaded relegation dogfight and, consequently, had the greater motivation for this tie. The northerners scored seven tries in what was their best display in the league to date.