Time for another quick update on how things are going in the prediction mini-league. Once again, it’s a shifting picture following another weekend of – quite literally – unpredictable action. And that’s before getting into the whole Jim Gavin Up The Republic nonsense. Club 51’s moment in the sun proved a short one – top of the proverbial pops last […]
Photo: MichaelMaye.com The Mayo News is out today and the paper has some news on how things are shaping up in relation to injuries within the squad. It’s fair to say that reports on this front are a bit mixed and at this stage are still lacking in clarity. The bad news first. There are doubts surrounding the participation of […]
Image: @MayoGAA It’s just been confirmed that our Round 2A qualifier against Derry next Saturday evening at MacHale Park (throw-in 5pm) will be shown live on RTÉ2 television and will also be streamed live on the RTÉ Player. Coverage starts on the day at 4.30pm.
Monday lunchtime before (or, indeed, after) a big championship match involving us: that can mean only one thing. Yes, folks, it’s Mayo News football podcast time once again and this edition drills into a number of issues relating to Saturday’s do-or-die Round 2A qualifier clash with Derry. A tactical switch sees me sit this one out but host Rob Murphy […]
The Gaelic football world is, understandably, all agog today at the brouhaha yesterday following Dublin’s evisceration of Westmeath in the kick-about formerly known as the Leinster football championship. Jim Gavin’s post-match outburst was hilarious at several levels – in particular the brazenly hypocritical one, given the filthy personal campaign that Dublin GAA proxies waged against Lee Keegan ahead of the […]
The first batch of matches in the qualifiers invariably leads to a Becher’s Brook situation in the prediction mini-league. This year was no different and so the updated leaderboard shows how the world has been reordered following last weekend’s matches. Out in front now are Club 51 (is the use of the plural term appropriate in this context?), with erstwhile […]
Image: Highland Radio So it’s the Oakleafers for us in Round 2A of the qualifiers the weekend after next. The match will be played at MacHale Park but when and at what time has yet to be confirmed. The GAA are expected to announce fixture details for all the Round 2A matches later on today. UPDATE: Throw-in time of 5pm […]
Photo: Independent.ie The draw has just been made for Round 2A of the qualifiers and we’ve been drawn to play Derry at home. Precise fixture details for all the Round 2A ties, which are due to be played on the weekend of 1st/2nd July, are expected to be confirmed by the GAA later on today.
Photo: GAA So, with the Round 1A qualifier ties now all played our prospective Round 2A rivals have been narrowed down to a field of four. On Monday morning we’ll be paired against one of Derry, Laois, Longford or Sligo. We’ve championship experience against all of them relatively recently, including two unhappy meetings in the qualifiers. Our sole championship meetings […]
With the first set of matches in the qualifiers on this weekend, a cohort of games that is now of more than academic interest to us, it’s as good a time as any to provide a quick update on how things stand in this year’s championship prediction mini-league, hosted as ever by Facetheball.com. My hopes are already in the gutter […]