The Bullet from Belmullet leading way from the front

‘Ryan O’Donoghue was a champion boxer and international schoolboys soccer player before devoting himself to Gaelic football.’ Picture by Piaras Ó Mídheach

Dermot Crowe

Even on the biggest football days, someone has to stay at home and tend to business. John Gallagher will open his bar this morning in Each Léim near Blacksod at the extreme tip of the peninsula 12 miles south of Belmullet, and wait for the locals to arrive to watch Mayo play Galway in the national league final.