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London Town

Mayo vehicles in London

Photo: @mayonewssport The team may not be flying over until tomorrow but, by all accounts, the travelling support heading for Ruislip on Sunday started to make landfall in significant numbers over in London today. I’m heading in the opposite direction myself tomorrow – will the county be completely empty by then, I wonder? – but, clearly, […]

London name their team

Londain 2016

Photo: London GAA Facebook The city slickers from across the water have named their team to face us on Sunday and, like us, they’ve released details of their full match-day panel of 26, which is as follows: London (Connacht SFC quarter-final v Mayo 29/5/2016): Gavin McEvoy (Tir Chonaill Gaels); Philip Butler (Tir Chonaill Gaels), Caoimhin […]

The Cockney clash

Mayo jersies UK reg car

A headline in the Mayo News caught my eye this week as I was flicking. It read ‘Row outside Westport chipper started over 1996 All-Ireland Final’. I laughed hysterically but every Mayo person knows that at least some point in their existence they have analysed that fight (Poor Liam McHale) or questioned the fact there […]

Team to face London named

Londain football

Photo: Irish Post There I was expecting the team announcement to happen tonight but I just checked back on the site a few minutes ago – I don’t spend all day every day on it (though it does feel that way betimes) – and there it was. I guess it’s a bit like going onto […]

Time ticking on to London game

London Mayo Match Programme 2016

Image: @LondainGAA Bloody hell, it’s Thursday already. I’ve been a bit sidetracked with work and what-have-you over the last few days and so have been less active here than I’d normally be in the days leading up to a championship fixture. I guess the fact that I’m not planning to get to it could be […]

London eye


Right, we’re now in countdown mode ahead of our first championship outing of 2016, our first summer campaign clash under Stephen Rochford’s management, the first fixture in what we all hope will be a championship campaign to remember. For the right reasons. And it all starts at 3pm over in Ruislip next Sunday. I love London. […]

Hurlers and Juniors do the business + remembering Joe McDonagh

Mayo hurlers

Photo: @MayoGAA Well, it’s been a productive weekend for the county, with two of its less heralded teams claiming significant wins. Both the hurlers and the Junior footballers had to battle for their respective victories but in both cases their hard work and effort paid off. The hurlers looked to be well on their way […]

Looking ahead to the weekend’s action


Photo: The weekend is once more upon us and there’s action aplenty on over the next two days, with big matches involving the county in both hurling and football. The hurlers first (for a change) where JP Coen’s charges are up against Donegal in the Nicky Rackard Cup semi-finals. This tie takes place tomorrow […]

Online development draw now aimed at players training fund

Mayo flag AIF 2013

As you no doubt already know, the long-standing club and county development draw went online not that long ago. The online variant of this enabled those entering the development draw either to support their local club or the senior county training fund in doing so. While the club development draw remains open in the old […]

Open night this Friday


Image: @MayoGAA In the case of the senior team, I know that for the best part of an hour after the full-time whistle sounds at every inter-county match played at MacHale Park, it’s pretty much open season with the players as they’re invariably engulfed by hordes of young supporters seeking autographs, selfies and that kind […]