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The weekend’s action

Donegal-Galway

Photo: RTE I’m at a bit of a disadvantage having not seen any of the weekend’s action to say anything vaguely relevant about what transpired over the last two days at Croke Park and what it might mean for us. Here goes. The headlines in the morning will obviously be dominated by Kerry and Dublin. […]

It’s Donegal

Mayo v Donegal

So we’ve finally found out who our opponents will be in next weekend’s All-Ireland quarter-final. I guess it’s no surprise that today’s Round 4B qualifier results have confirmed Donegal as the county we’ll be coming up against at Croke Park next Saturday evening (throw-in 6pm). Tyrone’s win over Sligo in today’s opening 4B qualifier game at […]

Club championship draws

Photo: Mayo GAA The draws for the latter stages of the various club championships were held this evening and set out below are the relevant details of the draws for the senior and intermediate competitions. Full details of the draws for all levels (including Junior A/B/C) are available on @MayoGAA. The dates, times and venues of […]

Poll: who’ll we be facing in the quarters?

Okay, okay – there’s only such praise a man can take without his head exploding altogether so let’s turn the focus back onto the here and now. Saturday’s double-header at Croke Park will not only cut the last ten in the championship down to a final eight (barring the need for any replays) it’ll also […]

Millions of reasons to love this team

Mayo GAA Blog Page Views Yearly

Image: Statcounter Yesterday saw an unusual alignment of the stars in the Mayo GAA Blog world. In the morning, the cumulative hit count on the site topped five million and then later in the afternoon the total page views for 2015 went over the million mark, as the image above illustrates. The figures got me […]

Clean bill of health reported as the quarters approach

Mayo team Connacht final 2015

There was a press night at MacHale Park yesterday evening (presumably this was the one for the quarter-final and if so the raw material for all the interviews you’ll be reading next week would have been gathered there) and this piece by Daragh Small in the Irish Examiner has some positive news on the injury […]

Juniors heading for Croke Park decider

Mayo flag at Croke Park August 2014

The Connaught Telegraph has claimed another Mayo GAA scoop with confirmation this evening that the GAA powers-that-be have acceded to the County Board’s request to fix the All-Ireland JFC final against Kerry for Croke Park. The paper reports (here) that, according to Connacht Council Secretary John Prenty, the Junior final against Kerry will be the […]

Mike makes the case for Croke Park as venue for Junior final

The Connaught Telegraph has reported (story here) that the County Board has made an official request to the relevant fixture planners within the GAA to have the All-Ireland JFC final against Kerry played at Croke Park on the same day (8th August) that the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final involving us is held. County Board Chairman Mike Connelly […]

Juniors through to All-Ireland final

Mayo Kilkenny flags 25072015

I was preoccupied with other stuff yesterday and I only caught some of yesterday’s All-Ireland JFC semi-final against Kilkenny on the radio. By the time I tuned into Midwest we were already 1-5 to 0-0 in front at O’Connor Park and while Kilkenny made a better fist of things from then on they never really […]

Best of luck to the Juniors tomorrow

Mayo flag AIF 2013

I’ve been out of the loop for the last few days and so missed out on last night’s announcement of the Junior team that’s due to take on Kilkenny in the All-Ireland JFC semi-final at O’Connor park in Tullamore tomorrow (throw-in 2pm). Here are details of the starting fifteen and subs named for the game: […]