Following Mayo's footballers

Stick or twist?

Time and time again that never-ending conveyor belt of first class Mayo footballers has concealed and masked officialdom that simply are unable or unwilling to match the calibre of player this county produces.  Seven senior All-Ireland finals in 25 years prove the players are there. Seven senior losses point the finger at something other than […]

Looking ahead to Sunday

It’s been a while – I’ve been away on work stuff over the past week and I’ve even got Mort’s book read since I was last on here so when I get a chance I’ll do a review of it. The all-island final has come and gone in the meantime (well done to the Aran […]

FBD fixtures, Club Stars and other stuff

I’m off on a work trip for a few days from tomorrow which involves my leaving my bed at a ludicrously early hour so ahead of this here are a few developments of note to keep you going. January’s FBD fixtures have been announced – details here. So the Patandnoel era will officially get going […]

Managers, Mort and Convention nominees

I meant to do this earlier on but I’m under a bit of pressure at the minute so here quickly are a few things you’ll no doubt be interested in. First up is Colm Gannon’s interview with Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly for the Mayo Advertiser. The co-managers met the local press for the first […]

Terrific Tubber power on, Vincents advance too

Cillian goals for Ballintubber

Photo: The Score/INPHO On the two previous occasions that Ballintubber won the Moclair Cup they failed to make an impact in the Connacht club championship but they sure did today where, at MacHale Park, they brushed aside last year’s All-Ireland champions St Brigid’s of Roscommon on a scoreline of 3-10 to 1-13 to book a […]

New jersey and more

New Mayo jersey

Photo: @MayoGAA Whatever about the admin arrangements ahead of tonight’s bash at the Sportlann, the stuff unveiled at the event itself all sounds positive enough. Top of the list in this respect was the unveiling of the new Mayo jersey for 2015. I like it – the return of the red band across the front is […]

Cairde Mhaigh Eo 2015 tickets and new jersey to be launched tomorrow

The County Board announced earlier on this evening via Twitter that the 2015 Cairde Mhaigh Eo ticket will be formally launched tomorrow night, as will the new Mayo jersey. I’ve no further information on this launch, I’m afraid, as the County Board haven’t, as far as I can see, yet shared this information with the wider world. […]

Sunday’s club action

There’s plenty of action on this coming Sunday, aside from the climax of the current series of Love/Hate.  West of the Shannon, the two provincial semi-finals in the senior club championship are down for decision, with both matches getting underway at 2pm. Newly-crowned Mayo champs Ballintubber take on Roscommon champions St Brigid’s at MacHale Park, a match […]

Mayo GAA survey – the results

The Mayo GAA survey closed on Sunday of last week and with 324 completed survey responses we now have a detailed overview on how Mayo supporters feel about events surrounding the outcome of the appointment of the senior Team management and other related matters. Full details of the survey results are available (in pdf form) here. […]

Vincents on the march again

Vincents 2014

We didn’t manage to get back up from the west this evening in time for throw-in at Parnell Park where our local club up here, St. Vincents, were aiming to secure back-to-back Dublin county football titles for the first time in thirty years, while their opponents, St. Oliver Plunketts/Eoghan Ruadh, were bidding for their first […]