Following Mayo's footballers

Six changes for Cork match

The team to face Cork in Sunday’s NFL Division One clash at Pairc Ui Rinn on Sunday (throw-in 2pm) was named a short while ago tonight. Here it is: Mayo (NFL Division One v Cork, 29/3/2015): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Kevin Keane (Westport), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts), […]

Mixed news on injuries ahead of Cork match

Photo: The clock is ticking ahead of Sunday’s crunch NFL Division One clash with table-toppers Cork at Páirc Uí Rinn (throw-in 2pm, summer time) and the Mayo News (paper and digital editions) has some good and bad news today about player availability for Sunday. The bad news first. Cillian O’Connor is, of course, still […]

Start time for Cork match shifted to 2pm


Photo: Arising from the fixture scheduling for next weekend’s hurling League quarter-finals, details of which were announced earlier on this afternoon, our big ball clash with Cork at Páirc Uí Rinn on Sunday has now been moved forward from 3pm to 2pm. The Rebels’ hurling clash against Wexford throws in at the same venue […]

Another U21 campaign ends in a whimper for us

Mayo Galway U21

Photo: @L0ftus21 via Twitter The scoreline from Elvery’s MacHale Park suggests a tight match in the Connacht U21 semi-final but in reality Galway were always in control and were never put under the cosh by their hosts. The Tribesmen could even afford to go the final 19 minutes of the game without registering a score […]

U21 team to face Galway tomorrow named

Details of the team and subs for tomorrow’s Connacht U21 semi-final against Galway at MacHale Park (throw-in 5pm) were announced a short while ago. The team named to start shows just one change from the side that lined out in the preliminary round against Leitrim, with Crossmolina’s Conor Loftus replacing Brian Reape (Bohola Moy Davitts) […]



Image: No, not you lot, not those who follow this blog nor the Mayo followers in general. Páidí Ó Sé described, in a 2003 Sunday Independent interview, the Kerry followers as  “the roughest type of fucking animals you could ever deal with”. No ambiguity there. Páidí could have melted down eight Celtic Crosses won […]

Prediction mini-league leaderboard – Week 5

Prediction Mini-League Week 5

Because I was away on my travels after the Derry game last week I forgot to post the Week 4 update on how the 2015 NFL prediction mini-league was going but, of course, that’s old hat at this stage as another round of matches were played last weekend. Arising from this we’ve a new leaderboard […]

Where we go from here

Full time Mayo Dublin

It’s Monday and thankfully this week we’re already done with the match reports from Saturday night. I think we might be done too with the worst of the post-match outpouring of anguish and so we should, I hope, be able to start moving on to thinking about where Saturday’s result leaves us and where we […]

Aidan O’Shea our MOTM from last night’s game

Aidan O'Shea after Dublin game

Photo: @MayoClub51 I know, it may seem faintly ludicrous to talk about a Mayo Man of the Match from last night’s rout by Dublin but, for the reasons I explained in this morning’s post, running the poll still make sense as it gave the opportunity to highlight those players who emerged best from the MacHale […]

Sunday match reports

Mayo team v Dublin

So, it wasn’t a bad dream after all – we did really get our arses handed to us in front of an enormous home crowd at MacHale Park last night. No wonder then, despite the fact that I didn’t have a drink before or after the game, that I feel like I’ve got a rather […]