MAYO for the All-Ireland? Some chance. Despite having lost a €50 bet at evens on Tipperary to beat Mayo last weekend, the fact is that, while the best team won last Sunday, my viewpoint hasn’t been clouded.
AS I sat on the Armagh team bus heading to an All-Ireland quarter-final match against Fermanagh in 2004, I noticed a subtle change of attitude and mood from games gone by, but just put it down to the pre-match giddiness that accompanies games of this magnitude and importance.
Ahead of this weekend’s Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship semi-finals where Tipperary take on Galway and Down battle Kerry for a place in the Minor B final against either Meath or Wicklow, Antrim and Cushendall hurler Shane McNaughton (son of Saffron great Terence) reflects on some of the major moments from when he played minor for his county.