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As a young man I worked on a lighthouse for a number of years. Also I had the propensity of falling in love every month or so. One of those romantic liaisons was the real deal or so I assumed. The problem was that four weeks in-lighthouse, miles at sea, didn’t lend itself to long-term […]

Home and away

Cliffs of Moher Walk April 2015

I’ve just realised it’s a full week since I last stuck up a post here so it’s as well to do so now, if only to confirm that I haven’t done a runner altogether. We were away for most of the Easter break – much of it without the laptop too, which was rather a […]

Poll: who’ll win the League?

Our League race for 2015 is run and so, continuing the analogy, the pace facing us changes from sprinting from one Sunday to the next to a long, slow jog all the way to June 14th and our likely meeting then with Galway in Salthill. With little or nothing to report on here at the […]

Barry Moran our MOTM from yesterday

Barry Moran v Donegal

Photo: The result of the final Man of the Match poll from our 2015 League campaign is in and it’ll come as no surprise to learn that the winner by a proverbial country mile is Barry Moran, who put in a towering performance for us against Donegal at MacHale Park yesterday. The big Mitchels […]

Mayo 0-12 Donegal 1-9: stalemate secures top-flight status but not semi-final slot

Mayo Donegal final score

Photo: @JMelvinConTel via Twitter The men from the Hills arrived to Elverys MacHale Park to face Mayo in the final NFL Division One game of the year. The game had so many possible outcomes for six of the eight teams in the division that ranged from Mayo being relegated on one hand, or progressing to a […]

Easter arrangements

Easter bunny and eggs

Photo: The Journal This doesn’t occur all that frequently but this year the Easter holiday period is combining with a busy time from a footballing point of view. How busy the latter will be won’t, of course, be determined until the full-time whistle blows at MacHale Park on Sunday afternoon at which point our 2015 League […]

Team to face Donegal named


We’ve named our starting fifteen to face Donegal in our final round League match at MacHale Park on Sunday (throw-in 3pm). Here it is: Mayo (NFL Division One v Donegal, 5/4/2015): Kenneth O’Malley (Ballinrobe); Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Kevin Keane (Westport), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts),Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe);Barry Moran (Castlebar Mitchels), Tom […]

Focus switches to Donegal match on Sunday

Mayo v Donegal AIQF 2013

Time stands still for none of us and so it’s already time to consign Sunday’s narrow defeat to Cork to the memory banks and switch the focus instead to this coming Sunday’s clash with Donegal at MacHale Park (throw-in 3pm). It’s the final regulation round of this year’s League campaign and if we fail to […]

Tom Parsons our MOTM from yesterday

Tom Parsons v Cork

Photo: Irish Times/Inpho One of the real bright spots from our encouraging display down in Páirc Uí Rinn yesterday was the shift put in by Tom Parsons at midfield. The Charlestown man, who was starting a match for us for the first time since the League game against Derry at MacHale Park last April and […]

Prediction mini-league leaderboard – Week 7

NFL Prediction Mini-League Week 7

Where did Week 6 come out of, I hear you say? That was last weekend, when those few delayed matches were played and I didn’t think it was worthwhile posting an updated leaderboard for that. So, after six rounds of League action, we’ve now reached Week 7 in the NFL prediction mini-league and the updated leaderboard […]