Following Mayo's footballers

Waiting on the team announcements

Cork are due to name their team tonight but it’ll be tomorrow lunchtime before we reciprocate so that leaves a bit of time before minds start to zero right in on those details. In the meantime, there’s more press coverage to cast your eyes over. Keith Duggan in the Irish Times has a good interview […]

More Leeside bleatings + player interviews

The Cork lads obviously haven’t heard of that saying about what to do when you’re in a hole as there’s more nonsense in the papers this morning – this time in the county’s in-house daily – about our supposed “streetwise” approach to the game. The genius blathering about this today is Cork selector Ronan McCarthy who, […]

Cormac Reilly is the ref for Sunday

Cormac Reilly

Photo: It’s just been announced that Meath’s Cormac Reilly has been appointed to ref our All-Ireland quarter-final against Cork on Sunday. Not a hectic choice, you’d have to say, but then again, given the generally poor quality of officials nowadays, I’d be struggling to think of significantly better alternatives. The last match he reffed […]

Cuthbert’s ‘mind games’ a bit brain-dead

Brian Cuthbert

Photo: The Score As has already been mentioned in the comments, there’s a piece in The Score this morning in which Cork manager Brian Cuthbert stresses what an important role the ref will have on Sunday, where his team of ingenues are up against what he describes are our “extremely streetwise” bunch of hard chaws. While claiming […]

A few thoughts on Cork

Mayo Cork flags 2011

This year’s All-Ireland quarter-final pairings haven’t produced the kind of drama engendered by the open draw that occurred in past years (It’s Cork! We’ve just drawn Donegal!). Even though we’ve known since winning the Connacht final that it was (literally) odds-on we’d be facing Cork on the August Bank Holiday weekend, it was only when they […]

Cork it is

Well it’s hardly the surprise outcome of the century but now it’s official – Cork’s easy win over Sligo in their Round 4A qualifier tie a bit earlier on this evening earns them a date against our lads in the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final at Croke Park tomorrow week (throw-in 4pm). It’ll be our first championship […]

Ticketing details for quarter-final

We should know later on this evening who we’ll be facing in the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final at Croke Park tomorrow week but ahead of this the County Board have issued ticketing details for the game (three games, in fact, with the minors’ quarter-final against Armagh throwing in at noon, followed by the senior match involving […]

All-Ireland Series launched

All-Ireland Series 2014 launch

Photo: Like every organisation in the modern, news-hungry world we live in the GAA is fond of hosting launches and yesterday saw a media event at Dublin’s Mansion House to herald the imminent start of the 2014 All-Ireland Series. Fronting the event were representatives from the four provincial champions – Dublin’s Jonny Cooper, Donegal’s […]

Poll: how far will we go this year?


This waiting around is tough, not least because we still don’t know who we’ll be playing in the quarters, and we’ve another week and a half of this to come as well. At least by the weekend we’ll know who our our opponents will be on August 3rd and that’ll give us something tangible to […]

No new injury concerns following club action at weekend

The weekend of club championship action has come and gone and it looks if it has done so without any members of the county panel getting injured. Most of the panel – with one high-profile exception – turned out for their respective clubs on what was the final round of action before the knockout stages […]