Following Mayo's footballers

Unchanged team named for tomorrow evening

Team v Kildare

We’ve just named our team to play Westmeath in Round 4B of the qualifiers at Croke Park tomorrow evening (throw-in 6pm) and I guess it won’t come as a seismic shock for anyone to learn that the line-up we’ve named is unchanged from that which started against Kildare two weeks ago. For the record, here it is: Mayo (All-Ireland […]

Three changes for Westmeath


Our Round 4B opponents Westmeath last night announced their team – and subs – for tomorrow evening’s clash at Croke Park (throw-in 6pm). Here are the details: Westmeath (All-Ireland Qualifier Round 4B v Mayo 50/7/2016): Darren Quinn (Tyrellspass); Kevin Maguire (Caulry), Francis Boyle (Killucan), Killian Daly (Mullingar Shamrocks); Jamie Gonoud (Tyrellspass), David Lynch (St Malachys), […]

Ticket fiasco looms IF we make the quarters

Tickets please

Photo: Wexford GAA It’s Wednesday, we’re playing again on Saturday but, once again, you wouldn’t know it by looking at the papers. The qualifiers really are the way to go for hiding in plain sight. Had we won Connacht it’d have been our lads all over the media at the minute but we didn’t so […]

Keane the main concern for Saturday

Kevin Keane

Photo: Irish Times When he met the press last week, Stephen Rochford was happy to confirm that all of the squad – bar long-term absentees Ger Cafferkey and Jason Gibbons – are likely to be available for selection for Saturday’s Round 4B qualifier against Westmeath at Croke Park (throw-in 6pm). Video of some of Stephen’s […]

Will the real Mayo team please stand up?


Watching back, listening, and reading again through what has been said in the papers, online and other sources it would seem that we are progressing okay as a team since the Galway jolt. However I don’t buy that at all and below are the reasons why. In my mind it is simple. We were soundly […]

Championship prediction mini-league – sixth update

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This latest update on the prediction mini-league is, I know, coming hot on the heels of the last one I did and with only two matches having been played since then. Both of those games, however, produced shock results and my young lad took a gamble on the Clare one, which paid off handsomely for […]

Juniors through to the All-Ireland

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On a day where two unfancied Munster counties lit up the senior football championship – and well done to both Clare and Tipperary – the county’s Junior footballers qualified for their second All-Ireland final in a row. This afternoon at O’Connor Park in Tullamore they got the better of Wexford, winning out by 2-10 to […]

Good luck to the Juniors tomorrow


The seniors have a weekend off for a change and in their stead it’s the county’s Junior side that takes centre-stage. It’s been a while – two months, to be exact – since Seán McLoughlin’s charges won the Connacht JFC title but tomorrow they’re back in action, playing for a place in the All-Ireland final. Tomorrow’s […]

Championship prediction mini-league – fifth update

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I’ve just done my predictions for this weekend’s matches but ahead of these games it’s as well to do another update on the prediction mini-league where the business end of the season isn’t too far away now. The rash of qualifier action of late has produced a bit of movement in the table compared to […]

Lake County lowdown


Photo: RTE A week tomorrow we’re back at Croke Park – for the first time since last September – with Westmeath barring our way to a sixth successive All-Ireland quarter-final appearance. So apart from being Joe Dolan’s birthplace and supposedly one-half (along with Meath) of an ancient fifth Irish province, what’s there to know about […]