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Mayo 0-15 Dublin 2-9: heroic fightback secures second shot at Sam

We’re still alive. And still standing. Twice in today’s All-Ireland final, it looked like the game was gone beyond us but both times we clawed our way back into it. Our second comeback was particularly impressive and Cillian O’Connor showed incredible composure to fire over the leveler deep into injury time. So it’s a replay, for the first time since […]

Team to face London named

Photo: Irish Post There I was expecting the team announcement to happen tonight but I just checked back on the site a few minutes ago – I don’t spend all day every day on it (though it does feel that way betimes) – and there it was. I guess it’s a bit like going onto the tube and thinking it’s […]

Darragh Doherty RIP

Photo: Laois Nationalist It’s now been confirmed that the young man who tragically lost his life in that road traffic accident near Ballinrobe last night was former Mayo minor star Darragh Doherty from Kilmaine. Darragh was corner-forward on the team that claimed the Tom Markham Cup in 2013 and he lit up that All-Ireland winning campaign with a number of […]

Back

Okay, it’s time, I guess, to make a start at reconnecting here once more. In doing so, I’d like to say thanks for the many kind messages posted here and sent via email over the past week, all of which have been much appreciated. I won’t pretend that I’ve been all that close to what’s been happening so far in the […]

Mitchels and Vincents march on to Croker

So it’s going to come to pass. Ever since both Castlebar and St. Vincents won their respective provincial titles before Christmas, I’ve been convinced that the two were on a Croke Park collision course and today’s All-Ireland semi-final results makes this a reality. I’m in Heaven, I’m in Hell: faced with the final where, regardless of the result, I can’t […]

Monday match reports

Photo: Mayo Mick When we won the first two of our hat-trick of Connacht titles in 2011 and 2012, I was away on my holliers both times and so spent the day after on the sun lounger but on this occasion it’s a normal working Monday so this needs to be a quick one. But, hey, we’re provincial champions once […]

One change for minors

The minor team to face Roscommon in Sunday’s curtain-raiser at McHale Park (throw-in midday) has been named. There’s jut one change from the side that started in the semi-final against Galway, with Ballinrobe’s Stephen Burke coming in at centre-forward in place of Brian Walsh of Ballintubber. Details of the starting fifteen and subs for Sunday’s minor decider are as follows: […]