Tuesday, August 05, 2008

World Champion in the County Mayo

Forty eight short hours after Mayo’s humiliation in Croke Park, a stunning rebuttal. Yesterday, a Mayoman won the Trout Fly World Cup on Lough Mask, raising the proud green and red colours high once more.

Séamus Kelly of Cloghans, Ballina, fished for five days on Mask before being crowned Champion. Today’s Irish Times story quotes the World Champion as having “caught my two fish close to the Inisowen Rocks on a Green Deer Sedge.” An Spailpín Fánach doesn’t have a clue what that means, but there’s a picture of the cup in the paper - it looks a good big one, and that's good enough for me.

Hats off to Séamus Kelly for putting hair back on the collective chest of the county. Up Mayo!

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