Just how far can Mayo’s Ballintubber go based on this resilient performance? That debate is for another day after they dug out a one-point win against Tourlestrane, the Sligo champions, in this low-scoring yet thoroughly absorbing Connacht GAA Club SFC quarter-final.
I came in for a bit of criticism during the week about Offaly football matters, which I’ll come back to shortly, but I’m never going to shy away from calling it like I see it. At referees seminars, I would have been known for speaking my mind, whether I was right or wrong, and it’s an attitude I’ll be sticking to here, writes
When most of us look back on yesterday’s drama at Croke Park, it will be the image of Dean Rock’s 75th-minute free cannoning off the Kerry post that will emerge from the fug of time and stand out in our mind’s eye as the last act on a stage that delivered an absurd amount of drama.
Daniel St Ledger turned to referee Paddy Neilan late on Saturday evening and enquired how much was left on the watch. “12 minutes”, replied the Roscommon official. “It felt like an eternity,” the Carlow football captain admitted yesterday.