Gaelic football was never more exciting as in Burkes of Clonbur last weekend as Galway took on their arch-rivals Mayo for a place in the Connacht final. Close to the Mayo border, Burkes lounge was packed to capacity with a good sprinkling of both sets of supporters.

When the final whistle blew, signalling a win for Galway by three points, the cheering and excitement almost brought the house down. It had taken Galway eight years to record this historic win.

The media angling group were there too, not only to enjoy the game but to take in some fishing on Mask and to enjoy the hospitality offered by the Burke family. It was to be a return visit which again lived up to expectations….

Irish Times 27/06/2016 Read the full article ‘Media group takes in some fishing – and GAA’

Irish Times 27.06.16