Following Mayo's footballers

Under the MacHale Park spotlight


And then there were two. Well, eventually there was two in terms of the Intermediate Championship but we’ll get to that in a while. It’s not often that the Gods smile down on me. I was covering matches elsewhere before the big games on Saturday and Sunday but I was excellently positioned geographically wise and […]

Then there were two


Photo: Western People (David Farrell Photography) The county club football championship moved another step closer to its conclusion yesterday and now there are just two contenders left in the race for the Moclair Cup. It was confirmed yesterday that the final will be held under the lights at MacHale Park this coming Saturday evening, where […]

Down to the final four


There is talk at the moment that the Mayo senior football final could be played under floodlights in MacHale Park on Saturday Oct 29th with the Intermediate final being played as either the curtain raiser or to remain fixed for Sunday 30th. Speaking of lights, Cillian O’ Connor was shooting them all out on Sunday […]

A few thoughts on next year’s provincial draw


Photo: I was out last night and so was spared RTÉ’s coverage of the 2017 provincial championship draws. Sounds like I didn’t miss much. The first thing to say about the draws – after making the annual observation that they’re on indecently early (though I do understand it’s because of scheduling and all that) […]

Club championship round-up


While us supporters were still getting our heads around another All-Ireland final day tragedy, county players were returning back to their clubs and joining forces once more with their hard-working club comrades. Last weekend had it all – the Senior and Intermediate groups were being tidied up while the weekend also was host to county […]

Lee Keegan is our Player of the Year


Photo: I think it’s safe enough to conclude the poll on this one: ever since voting opened last week it was clear where the result was headed. So, over a thousand votes later it’s time to confirm that we have a result in the 2016 Mayo GAA Blog Player of the Year poll and […]

Stand up for the boys in green and red


‘The Auld Triangle’ is normally a song I sing with great passion on drunken nights out and family occasions where a sing-song has erupted. The Dubliners, Glen Hansard, Damien Dempsey – many have given it a blast and, as an avid music lover, I will gladly listen to any rendition that is put before me. […]

A week on


A week on from the replay and it’s not getting any easier, is it? Chatting to Rob on the podcast back at the house later on last Saturday evening I said this one had the capacity to rankle and, seven days on, I believe this to be the case even more strongly. It’s not as if […]

Championship prediction mini-league: the final result


With the year’s championship action at last over, it’s also time to reveal the winner of this year’s championship prediction mini-league, powered once again by This one, I’m proud to say, is staying in-house. The young lad, trading under his Big Dog moniker, has been to the fore in the prediction stakes all summer […]

Eleven All-Star nominations for us


The list of nominees for the 2016 GAA/GPA football All-Stars was announced a short while ago this morning and we’ve got eleven players on it, the same number as Dublin. In addition we’ve also got nominees for the Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards. The awards are divided into goalkeepers, backs, […]