Following Mayo's footballers

Rossies edge forward to U21 final showdown with the Dubs

Roscommon’s U21s were in sparkling form for much of today’s All-Ireland football semi-final against Cork at a sun-kissed O’Moore Park in Portlaoise but although they did indeed end up booking their place in the final, relief rather than joy is likely to have been the dominant emotion in the dressing room afterwards. Skating serenely towards […]

Alan Freeman our leading scorer in this year’s League campaign

Alan Freeman

Photo: Mayo Mick Not wishing to open old wounds or anything but the decision to withdraw Alan Freeman so early in last year’s All-Ireland final had many scratching their heads both on the day itself and for months afterwards. Alan was, with some justification, seen as one of our principal scoring threats that day and over […]

Jason Gibbons our MOTM from yesterday

Jason Gibbons

Photo: Mayo Mick The votes are in for our final MOTM poll from this year’s League campaign and once again, for the third time in eight League matches to be precise, it’s Jason Gibbons who wins the accolade. It wasn’t in any sense a marginal call either, as the Ballintubber man claimed 56% of the […]

Monday match reports

Mayo Derry final whistle

Okay, this is another one I really don’t want to do but it’s as well to get it out of the way early and be done with it. Comment moderation HQ isn’t exactly a ball of laughs at the moment either, by the way, but it’s at least heartening that those posting the worst kind […]

Derry 2-15 Mayo 1-16: power failure

Mayo Derry final score

There are better things in the world to be doing than sitting here writing about a Mayo defeat. But, then again, there are worse things. Such as The Voice of Ireland. So here goes with a few short thoughts. Like the rest of you, I’m disappointed and more than a bit despondent at the outcome […]

Statement of intent tomorrow would be good

It’s only mid-April but already our first important knockout game of the year – one taking place at HQ too (and we’re not even the Dubs) – is facing us tomorrow. But it still is only the middle of April so it’s hard to know what to think ahead of this one: over the past […]

Five changes for Sunday

We named our team for Sunday a short while ago tonight. Here it is: Mayo (NFL Division One semi-final, 13/4/2014): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Tom Cunniffe (Castlebar Mitchels); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe); Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Jason Gibbons (Ballintubber); Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis), Andy Moran (Ballaghaderreen, captain), […]

Cillian may not feature on Sunday

League final four

Photo: RTÉ The GAA held a media briefing thing at what looked like an utterly pristine Croke Park yesterday involving the four League semi-finalists and, as was the case last year, it was Cillian O’Connor who did the honours for us. (This time, by the way, he wore the no.12 jersey, last year he had […]

Derry name their A team for Sunday

Derry have named their team for Sunday’s League semi-final against our lads at Croke Park (throw-in 2pm) and, as expected, they’ve named a very different side from the one they sent out to play us last Sunday in MacHale Park. Here are the details of the starting fifteen and subs (another fifteen) named tonight: Derry […]

Poll: how will Sunday’s semi against Derry go?

Mayo v Derry

Photo: Mayo Mick Going on the poll that’s just concluded (i.e. who do you think will win the League?), this is likely to be one where the outcome is apparent before the question is asked. I mean, seeing as 66% of you think we’re going to lift the NFL title later this month compared to […]