Following Mayo's footballers

Quick midweek round-up

I meant to do this yesterday but never got around to it and I’m heading out the door shortly so won’t do it properly now but not to worry. It’s just to provide a quick update on a few things in this week’s Mayo News. The first is an update (here) on injuries following the […]

Poll: who’ll win the club championship?

Moclair Cup

Photo: Mayo GAA Following yesterday’s conclusion of the group stages in the county club championship, the race for this year’s title is now down to the last eight. No further matches will, of course, now be played in the club championship until the year’s inter-county hostilities are concluded but before it’s packed away until the […]

The weekend’s action

Kiltane Charlestown

Photo: Mayo Advertiser There was plenty of championship football on yesterday and today, both of the local club variety and at inter-county level as the early season provincial and qualifier action continued apace. Club stuff first, where, when the music stopped in the late afternoon today, the identity of those who’d made it to the quarter-finals, […]

This weekend’s club championship fixtures

Breaffy Ballyhaunis

Photo:  Memories thru a Lens (via Facebook) As promised last night, here’s the list of club championship fixtures taking place this weekend. It’s the last round of group matches so there’s plenty at stake in most (if not all) of these games, both with teams pushing for places in the knockout stages and/or in trying to […]

Hyde and seek

Hyde Park

Photo: @mayogaabanter Wow. It’s been a while since this place has witnessed such an outpouring of emotion. It’s been a veritable exudation of opinion, counter-opinion and questioning of the validity in raising opinions, not to mention plenty of bitching, back-biting, put-downs and all the rest. All very cathartic, I’ve no doubt and I do hope […]

Hyde Park horror

Hyde Park 2014

On this occasion, words almost fail me. This evening’s decision to send the Connacht final to Hyde Park, a place you’d think twice before putting cattle out on never mind play a match of any importance at, is a complete and utter joke. Geography is the only basis on which this decision makes sense. Once […]

Final venue set to be decided tomorrow night

Connacht Final 2015 Captains

Photo: Connacht GAA Connacht GAA announced earlier on that the Provincial CCC is set to meet tomorrow night (Wednesday) where the venue for this year’s Connacht final will be decided. I’ve no idea which way that decision will go, I must admit, but at least we’ll all know for certain soon enough and can start planning […]

Championship prediction mini-league – second update

Mini-league leaderboard 22062015

I only did the first update on the championship prediction mini-league competition last week but my stunning performance over the weekend has prompted me to follow up with a quick second update. I’ve shot up from 12th to 5th, though CrossFlan has cemented his hold on top spot with an ever better showing than me […]

It’s Sligo’s shout

Pearse MacHale

There we were – as, one suspects, were the Rossies too – assuming that this year’s Connacht final would be played in MacHale Park. But then along came those gutsy Yeatsmen, their great win on Saturday evening sending them into a decider in which it’s their call as to where it’ll take place. There shouldn’t be […]

Club championship results

Ballyhaunis v Breaffy

Photo: Memories thru a Lens (via Facebook) The reverberations from Sligo’s great victory yesterday evening will continue for some time but this one is just a quick post to provide confirmation of the scorelines from the weekend’s club SFC and IFC matches. Here they are: Group 1 Davitts 0-9 Knockmore 1-15; Breaffy 5-12 Ballyhaunis 0-11. Group 2 Castlebar […]