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Player of the Year: final list of nominees

Huddle in Limerick

Okay, there’s been plenty of feedback on who should be included in the list of nominees for the inaugural Mayo GAA Blog Player of the Year award in addition to the six names I put forward earlier on. The players for whom most support was expressed were Jason Doherty (by far the most popular proposed […]

Player of the Year nominees

There’s more in the papers today about what happens to us from here – with this Irish Examiner piece stating that it could be a shootout between Kevin McStay and Pat Holmes for the manager’s job, the same article also containing the unwelcome (if not unexpected) news that coach Donie Buckley looks set to end […]

McStay throws his hat in the ring


Photo: Irish Examiner/Sportsfile Monday morning, all the kids now back at school and with the Dubs out as well as us it’s going to be a quiet enough September football-wise up here. Until Donegal and Kerry show up later in the month, I guess. I’m not going to do the usual post-match trawl of the […]

Keith Higgins our MOTM from yesterday


Photo: Irish Examiner The votes are in on our final Man of the Match poll for 2014 and, by a wide margin, the winner of this one is Keith Higgins. If there were many dispassionate neutral supporters in the Gaelic Grounds yesterday evening I’m sure that they found Keith’s tussle with Kerry danger man James […]

Horan a real Mayo hero


Photo: Losing in the gut-wrenching way we did was bad enough but an already awful day was crowned with the news last night that, after four years at the helm, James Horan had decided to stand down as Mayo manager. And yet this decision was not unexpected and is completely understandable. To appreciate fully […]

Kerry 3-16 Mayo 3-13: undone in extra-time

Mayo AISF replay

We gave everything and more this evening down in the Gaelic Grounds but, in the final analysis, it just wasn’t enough. More than once in this All-Ireland semi-final replay it looked as if we were on our way but eventually it was Kerry who pushed ahead of us in the second half of extra-time to […]

Kerry 3-16 Mayo 3-13: undone in extra-time

The lads gave everything and more tonight but it wasn’t enough. Gutted. More later.

Time to finish the job this evening

Mayo v Kerry AISF August 2014

Right so, the day of the replay has dawned and I intend to be out the door and off down the motorway to Limerick in two hours from now. Many of you, wherever you’re starting out from, will, no doubt, be doing the same thing. Regardless of the controversy about the venue for the replay […]

Audio preview of tomorrow’s replay


I was delighted to join Edwin McGreal from the Mayo News on Chris Duffy’s Saturday Sit Down show on Westport Community Radio earlier on today where we pre-recorded a preview of tomorrow’s big match. The show goes out on WRFM (which broadcasts locally at 98.2FM) from 10am-12pm tomorrow but, mindful that everyone is likely to be on […]

Same fifteen to start for us in Limerick

I’m only in the door and I see that we’ve just named our team for tomorrow evening’s All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick (throw-in 5pm). In what won’t go down as one of the greatest shocks of our times, James and his colleagues have opted to name the same team that started […]