Following Mayo's footballers

Juniors through to Connacht final

Sligo mayo JFC

Photo: @MayoAdvertSport The Juniors came through this evening’s Connacht semi-final clash against Sligo, winning out by 2-8 to 2-5 in the match played at the Enniscrone/Kilglass GAA pitch. They’ll now face Galway in the provincial final later in the month. I was only following this evening’s contest on Twitter so I have just the bare […]

Junior team to play Sligo named

As was mentioned in the comments a short while ago, the team to play Sligo in this evening’s Connacht JFC semi-final was announced earlier on. This match, which will take place at the Enniscrone/Kilglass GAA club pitch (here), throws in at 7.30pm this evening and details of the team and subs we’ve named for the […]

Ends and beginnings

U21s come home

Photo: @MayoGAA We’re all, I guess, coming down gently at this stage off the high from Ennis and the giddy experience of seeing a Mayo team barnstorm its way to an All-Ireland victory. What’s rare is beautiful, they say, but at the same time it’s a feeling a man could get used to, given half […]

Rossies survive Stateside scare

Ros NY final score

Photo: @ManhattanGaels With all of our excitement it was only on Saturday evening that I realised Roscommon were over in New York this weekend taking on the locals at Gaelic Park. The traditional opening shot of the summer campaign is always a bit of an oddity, taking place so early and so far away, but […]

All-Ireland winning match reports


Photo: @MayoGAA Mayo Day has given way to May Day and for the first time in what feels like a generation there’s a touch of warmth to the air today. Summer’s on the way. And we’re the U21 All-Ireland champions. On the way back from Limerick in 2014, it was our great misfortune to end […]



So, it truly was Mayo Day. And what an evening it was at Cusack Park in Ennis, one where the county’s U21 team swept to All-Ireland victory thanks to a five-goal haul that saw them beat Cork on a scoreline of 5-7 to 1-14. They did so in front of a raucous, partisan Mayo crowd […]

Let’s make it our day in Ennis

Mayo Day

Photo: @MayoDotIE It’s Mayo Day – or, to be precise, #MayoDay – and down in Ennis later on today the county’s U21s have the chance to make it our day in a very tangible sense.  It’s an opportunity for All-Ireland glory that we need to grab with both hands and, if we do, a fifth Clarke […]

The calm before the final

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It’s the day before our All-Ireland U21 football final against Cork but it’s deathly quiet out there. It doesn’t really feel like the day before a big game but maybe maybe that’s because today’s still a weekday and because it’s an underage final – the last underage match at county level that many of the […]

Writing their own history


Photo: Irish Examiner (Inpho) Stephen Coen was at Croke Park the other day for a promotional event ahead of Saturday’s All-Ireland U21 final and today’s nationals have pieces on what he had to say at this get-together. There are features with the U21 captain in the Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, The 42 and on the […]

Let’s turn Cusack Park into a home venue on Saturday

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We’re hurtling ever closer to Saturday and the U21s’ date with destiny in the form of their All-Ireland football final clash with Cork at Cusack Park in Ennis, where throw-in has been set for 6pm. Many of you will, I know, already have your plans made for getting to the match. Some of you might […]