Friday 20 January 2017

Far from all quiet on the Western front

Published 07/04/2008 | 00:00

Mayo's Colm Boyle battles it out with Matthew Clancy at McHale Park, Castlebar, yesterday
Mayo's Colm Boyle battles it out with Matthew Clancy at McHale Park, Castlebar, yesterday

On a few occasions during recent years I have referred to aspects of the play of both Galway and Mayo footballers as being 'nice.'

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It usually refers to a type of game in which there are many talented footballers, but maybe not so many who are prepared to swap hard graft on a continuous basis for style.

Well, yesterday in Castlebar that was not a charge that I could level at any player involved in this hugely entertaining national league game between Galway and Mayo.

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