Following Mayo's footballers

Time to take off the vow of silence

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With about eight minutes left in the drawn All-Ireland final I espied Maurice Deegan running the line in front of me. I had not passed heed on him prior to that. One of the Dublin backroom team sidled up to him, like a guy starts chatting to you at the bus stop. Deegan smiled as […]

Burke steps up to selector role

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Photo: RTÉ The Mayo News confirms today (report in paper and digital variants of this week’s issue) that Peter Burke will replace Seán Carey as a selector within Stephen Rochford’s management team for 2017. The Kiltimagh clubman has been part of the Mayo set-up as goalkeeping coach for the past six years and Mike Finnerty […]

Willie Casey RIP

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Photo: Western People/Ronnie Naylor (from The Green Above The Red) As has already been noted here on the site, the death occurred on Saturday morning of Ballina Stephenites and Mayo stalwart Willie Casey. An unused substitute at the age of nineteen in the 1951 All-Ireland final (he’s on the extreme left in the front row, […]

Masters land All-Ireland at last

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Photo: @IrishTV As the saying goes, it’s the old dog for the hard road. The Mayo Masters confirmed that adage earlier on today up in Ballinagh when after extra-time in the All-Ireland Masters final replay, with the drawn final three weeks ago having itself gone to extra-time, they finally got the better of a valiant […]

Spending and income both up sharply this year

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Photo: datamaticspbo.com The County Convention takes place this Sunday, where Mayo GAA finances will, no doubt, get a good airing. Ahead of this, there’s an interesting report today in The 42 (here) detailing a number of major items in the 2016 accounts, which will be presented at the Convention. As you’ll see from the linked […]

New jersey unveiled

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Photo: @MayoGAA The design of the new jersey was unveiled this afternoon, when it was announced that it’ll be available in Elvery’s from this coming Friday. New jersey designs always bring mixed views in their wake and this one will, I’m sure, be no different. But, lookit, it’s got some green and it’s got some […]

Corofin are kings of the west once again

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Photo: galwaybayfm.ie Three of this year’s senior club football provincial finals were played this afternoon and so the race for the Andy Merrigan Cup on Patrick’s Day next year is now down to just five runners. Once the Leinster final take place – it’s fixed for Sunday week – the line-up for February’s All-Ireland semi-finals will […]

New jersey design on the way

The current jersey design – including the black and lime green ‘Dare to be Different’ variant of it – dates back to the start of the 2015 season. From the beatings of the social media jungle drums, it appears that a revamp is about to be unveiled. Last night, Mayo GAA tweeted this teaser: It’s […]

Damien Gavin confirmed as minor manager

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The County Board executive met last night and at the meeting Damien Gavin was confirmed as the new manager of the county minors. The Swinford clubman was previously part of Enda Gilvarry’s backroom team and he now takes charge for 2017, aided and assisted by selectors Brian McLoughlin (Burrishoole), Padraic Costello (Ballinrobe) and Michael Doocey (Cill […]

Inter-county fixtures for 2017

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Image: Openclipart.org The GAA released their 2017 Master Fixtures Schedule yesterday and, from this, Mayo GAA have today published the full list of fixtures involving the county for next year. This includes football and hurling, senior, junior and underage. The whole lot, in other words, and it’s all here. I haven’t yet transcribed these fixtures across […]