Keeping the Wolves from the door
Mick McCarthy certainly has the hoodoo sign over the big guns. Man United were the latest to fall victim to bottom of the table Wolves while Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool discovered that money can't buy everything, the Wolves boys showing the passion and pride needed to fell the big trees and proving reputations count for nothing when it's 11 against 11.
Man Utd followers were rubbing their hands with glee with the prospect of another Premiership title, but fair play to Mick and the boys for putting a rather big fly in the ointment and I wouldn't be running to Paddy Powers just yet to be paid out.
As they say, it ain't over until the fat lady starts to sing and at the moment she is just starting to clear her throat. Arsene Wenger's Arsenal could spoil the party at Old Trafford.
And well done to Grainne, the stunning bar lady (sorry, bar person) in the Big Fellow's, who backed Liverpool against Chelsea at half time at odds of 5/1. I'll have a large one, or is that money going into our Magnificent Seven kitty?
"I don't mind the lights at all, in fact it is probably saving me on my ESB bill. It is that noise from the Saw Doctors during half time which I find most annoying and upsetting."
The thoughts of a McHale Road resident on the new floodlights at McHale Park which, like the Mayo team, shone like a beacon on Saturday night, and suggesting perhaps the GAA should change their choice of music. Maybe the sound of Beethoven's Sixth Symphony might be more in tune! Must have a word with the DJ, Kevin O'Toole.
"There's nothing between the two teams, only two goals."
Half-time comment on Mayo v Down match.
We got some interesting feedback from our photo of Rocky 'Marciano' Moran whose encounter with a barber left him bloodied but unbowed.
Some of the captions are for adult viewing only but the winner, and very much to the point, came from a regular reader, Sean Walsh, the man who scooped the Cheltenham pot last year in the Castle Inn.
"I only came in for an ear cut," wins Sean our prize of seven nights in the Cairo Park Hotel, which is situated, on what is left, on the main square in the Egyptian capital, which is kind of occupied at the moment.
We're not sure how much of the hotel is left in view of recent problems in Egypt, and the other difficult is we could only get a one-way flight so he will have to make his own way back.