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End this now

Photo: RTÉ The schism in Mayo ladies football has been ongoing for months at this stage. It’s a row that has become increasingly bitter and divisive as each new damaging development has occurred. Over the past week the blows being landed by both sides have come thick and fast, neither of them holding back, both seemingly intent on wounding the […]

Club championship action resumes this weekend

Photo: @MayoGAA Pope or no Pope, the action in the Senior and Intermediate club championships resumes this weekend. With the tap unexpectedly turned off for us at inter-county level before the end of June, I think it’s no exaggeration to claim that the club championships within the county this year are the most eagerly awaited in ages. Here’s a quick run-down […]

Sunday match reports

We haven’t gone away, you know, and neither have I. Not yet at any rate. I’m even starting the day this morning on Holy Ground, having yesterday – for only the second time since the blog’s inception – travelled out of the county for a match involving us and then back into it afterwards. I’m off out the door again […]

U20s dig deep to down Derry

By far the most annoying thing we’ve had to put up with – to my mind at least – since the seniors’ untimely exit from this year’s championship has been the way so many have queued up to express condolences about the apparent death of football in the county. While the seniors’ championship defeat was, for sure, a major setback […]

The plan for the next while

Over a week has now passed since our early exit from this year’s championship. In that time the world has moved on and so too has the championship. The line-up for the inaugural Super 8 All-Ireland quarter-final group series of matches has been completed and, alone amongst this year’s Division One counties, we’re not in there. How and why this […]

Sunday match reports

Photo: MichaelMaye.com I want to head out and grab a bit of this glorious sunshine but best get the coverage on yesterday’s rip-roaring qualifier out of the way first. Okay, here goes: Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph, Tipperary Star, Nationalist, Tipp FM (includes post-match audio with Michael Quinlivan). Nationals: Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Irish Independent, Evening Echo, Irish Mirror (live blog, […]

Team to face Tipp named

We’ve named our team to play Tipperary in tomorrow evening’s Round 2 qualifier at Semple Stadium (throw-in 5pm). Here it is: Mayo (All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers Round 2 v Tipperary, 23/6/2018): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Chris Barrett (Belmullet), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Colm Boyle (Davitts), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels); Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy), Lee Keegan (Westport); […]

Cora’s back for another championship campaign

Photo: RTÉ It was announced yesterday that Cora Staunton has returned to the Mayo ladies senior football panel and will be involved with Peter Leahy’s team as they embark on their championship campaign this summer. For Cora it’ll be yet another tilt at the championship – she was involved at this level for the first time at the tender age […]