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Poll: how far will we go this year?

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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 […]

Quarter-final details confirmed

The GAA has this afternoon confirmed the match scheduling details for the All-Ireland quarter-finals. We’re on at Croke Park on Sunday, 3rd August, with the added bonus that both the minors and the seniors will be in action at HQ that day. The only snag is that it’s a triple-header, with the minor quarter-final against […]

The championship starts here

Dublin v Meath

Just before six o’clock this evening the deposed Ulster champions Monaghan availed of the final Get Out of Jail card in this year’s championship. So although it’s still a fortnight until the All-Ireland series gets underway, we’ve now reached the stage – with twelve counties still in the running for Sam – where every match […]

Club championship action on this weekend

It’s a change of scene in the Mayo GAA world this coming weekend, with inter-county action taking a back seat while club championship activity takes centre-stage.  There are matches on in the Senior, Intermediate and Junior championships over the coming two days, with the action spread over both tomorrow and Sunday. As one who has […]

Cillian’s in scoring form again this year

Cillian scoring free v Galway

Photo: Mayo Mick Last year, despite suffering two shoulder dislocations over the course of the summer, Cillian O’Connor still managed to finish up as the top scorer in the 2014 championship. This year, our newly-minted marquee forward is once more to the fore in the same department, where he currently holds joint-top spot with Tipperary’s […]

Odds-on it’s Cork next for us

Mayo Cork parade 2011

There’s been a bit of debate since Sunday about who we’re likely to face next in the championship so it’s worthwhile clearing this one up. The sense of confusion around this wasn’t helped by this article yesterday on the RTÉ website, which claimed that we’ll definitely be paired against the winners of the Cork/Sligo clash. […]

New twist to age-old rivalry

Mayo Galway Connacht titles chart

As most of you will already know, not only did we complete our first Connacht four-in-a-row since 1951 last Sunday but we also edged in front of the neighbours in terms of Connacht titles won. Although there’s some debate – which, as I discussed at some length last year, revolves around who won out in […]

Cillian O’Connor our MOTM from yesterday

Cillian

Photo: Mayo Mick The poll has closed, the votes are in and for the second time in this year’s championship campaign Cillian O’Connor has been adjudged our Man of the Match by you lot. His eight-point haul at MacHale Park, three of which were from play, and his all-round excellence in yesterday’s Connacht final garnered […]

Monday match reports

MacHale Park July 2014

It was a bit of a damp and drizzly start to the day up here in the capital, though I think things are looking up on that front now, but any day you wake up after having seen your county complete a provincial four-in-a-row (not forgetting the minors as well) the previous afternoon is a […]