GREETINGS from a busy Connacht town named Ballaghaderreen.
It is the home of injured Mayo captain Andy Moran, but there are few pointers to an All-Ireland final here.
The Fiddler’s Elbow on Barrack Street flies two Mayo flags above its doors, but the mood inside is fairly sombre.
The waiter twigs instantly. “Ah, you’re from above in Donegal,” he says before regaling me with a tale of one of Ballaghaderreen’s famous sons, Jim Fleming.