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Home and away fixtures in a sporting context is an international concept, based on fairness and equity. It should not be something even up for discussion. If a team plays away one weekend, and has to play the same team six days later, they should surely, based on any loose interpretation of natural justice, be granted a home fixture.
Home and away fixtures in a sporting context is an international concept, based on fairness and equity. It should not be something even up for discussion.
The replay of the Galway Junior (A) Hurling Championship Final was held last weekend at Duggan Park. It was another very close contest, however it was Craughwell who emerged victorious, with a one point win over a gallant Annaghdown side, on a score-line of 2-7 to 1-9.
Whatever about losing a game by 14 points and having to deal with the fall out of that and your second defeat on the trot, the Mayo hurlers made the headlines both locally and nationally for all the wrong reasons last weekend. Murt Connolly’s side were in Ruislip last weekend to take on London on Saturday, but it was what happened on Sunday when they missed their flight home from Luton airport that made the headlines.
It all got a bit existential on Tuesday night at the March Mayo GAA county board meeting when the very existence or not of a club got a thorough airing in McHale Park.
The make-up of the Mayo GAA Strategic Action Steering Group, and the timetable it will follow, have been announced. The thrust of the Strategic Action Group’s work is to look at 10 headings with a view to producing approximately six concrete recommendations per heading. Sub-committees are currently being established for each of those headings, and the chairpersons have been appointed, contact e-mail address are available on www.mayogaa.com
As of yesterday afternoon there was still no white smoke from the powers that be in the Galway Football Board as to who will selected to manage the Galway footballers next season.
For there to be any bite in a GAA match there usually needs to be something at stake. Competition is what makes the juices flow. Hence next Sunday’s NHL game between Galway and Cork is unlikely to send anybody to A&E with chest pain, which is just as well considering the cut-backs in health.
The search for a new hurling manager to succeed Ger Loughnane is coming to a close with eight candidates having been nominated. The task now for the county board chairman Gerry Larkin, hurling board chairman Miko Ryan, and secretary John Fahey, is to start the assessment and interview process before final decisions can be made.
More than 2,000 angry Glanbia milk suppliers attended protests in Kilkenny yesterday to demand the reversal of the company's March price cut, which reduced the milk price to 20 cent a litre, one of the lowest prices in the country.