Following Mayo's footballers

Team named for Sunday

The team to play Kerry in the first round of the League on Sunday in Killarney (throw-in 2pm) was named a short while ago. Here are the men in black for Sunday: Mayo (NFL Division v Kerry, 1/2/2015): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Stephen Coen (Hollymount-Carramore), Kevin Keane (Westport), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Lee Keegan (Westport), Chris Barrett […]

Kerry name their team for Sunday

The Yerras are first out of the traps with their line-up for Sunday’s League opener against our (black-clad?) lads at Fitzgerald Stadium (throw-in 2pm). Yerra, here it is: Kerry (NFL Division One v Mayo, 1/2/2015): Brendan Kealy (Kilcummin); Pa Kilkenny (Glenbeigh/Glencar), Mark Griffin (St Michaels/Foilmore), Shane Enright (Tarbert); Jonathan Lyne (Killarney Legion), Fionn Fitzgerald (Dr […]

Into the black?

I’m as confused as the rest of you – perhaps even more so, given my colour-blindness – about this #daretobedifferent carry-on put about yesterday on Twitter by Elverys and the County Board and whether or not this means that a new away jersey, supposedly a black one, will be unveiled in Killarney on Sunday. It […]

Hard to walk away

Seamus OShea

Photo: In advance of any team news for Sunday – with our starting fifteen expected to be announced at some point tomorrow night – today’s papers have some stuff emanating from the launch of the League campaign at Croke Park the other day.  Seamus O’Shea took part in that event and there are pieces […]

First bit of team news ahead of League opener

Mayo and Kerry flags

The Mayo News today (print and digital editions) has some early intelligence on who may or may not be in the frame to start in Sunday’s League Division One opener against Kerry at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney (throw-in 2pm). According to Mike Finnerty’s preview in the paper, new team captain Keith Higgins, as well as Aidan O’Shea […]

It’s NFL prediction mini-league time again

Allianz league banner

The 2015 National League season was launched officially at Croke Park this afternoon – with Seamus O’Shea amongst those doing the honours at today’s event – so it’s definitely time to get the ball rolling on this year’s NFL prediction mini-league. Here are the details for joining this year’s competition: Go to the Allianz League […]

Sunday stuff

Ros FBD 2015

Photo: (Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho) No match for us today – instead it was Roscommon and Galway battling it out for the FBD title, with the four-goal Rossies claiming a first pre-season crown for 16 years – so not much to report on but two things are worth a mention. The first relates to yesterday Hastings […]

Rossies strike late to down brave U21s

Mayo v Ros U21

Photo: @MayoAdvertSport It looks for much of today’s Hastings Cup semi-final that the county’s long losing run against Roscommon at U21 level was coming to an end but the holders struck late with an unanswered goal and two points to seal the win and a place in next weekend’s decider. The final score at Rathcline, […]

Trench warfare

Mayo v Kerry 2014

January and 31 teams plus New York and London are pounding the pitches, sweating the gyms and riding high in the saddle. Progress will be measured by progress in the FBD, McKenna Cup, O’Byrne and whatever Kerry blow out dirty petrol in. In truth it’s an almost futile process for most counties. Like WW1 soldiers,  […]

A few FBD stats

FBD 2015 Stats

This time last year, I did a post-FBD piece on who had played and who had scored in the three games and that was such fun that I’m back again twelve months on with another one, the essential details of which are – like last year – summarised in a neat little table. Voilà. At one […]