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Covies conquer Connacht

Photo: @ConnachtGAA Westport’s upward momentum continues apace. This afternoon at Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon they defeated Leitrim side Seán O’Heslin’s to capture their first ever Connacht IFC club title, winning on a scoreline of 1-9 to 0-7. The Covies will be back in action early in the New Year, when they’ll face the […]

Club championship round-up

While us supporters were still getting our heads around another All-Ireland final day tragedy, county players were returning back to their clubs and joining forces once more with their hard-working club comrades. Last weekend had it all – the Senior and Intermediate groups were being tidied up while the weekend also was host to county […]

Heartbreaking last-gasp loss for ladies

Photo: @RTEgaa Bloody hell but sport sure can be cruel at times. After a nightmare start in this evening’s LGFA All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin, the Mayo ladies fought back bravely in the second half to tie the game up. With the seconds ticking down to the hooter they had a few chances to snatch the […]

Best of luck to the ladies this evening

Image: @Mayo_LGFA The lads are already safely through to this year’s All-Ireland final and the ladies are this evening bidding to do the same. They take on Dublin in this evening’s LGFA All-Ireland semi-final at Breffni Park, Cavan,where throw-in is set for 6.30pm. The Dubs, beaten finalists for the last two years, will be a […]

A repeat of 2003 please!

After an eight-year gap since their last appearance in the All-Ireland final, the Mayo ladies are one game away from familiarising themselves with Croke Park. The last time they were successful on this big stage was in 2003 and, in order to book their place in the final, they must overcome the same opposition whom […]

Who’d have thought it, eh?

Here we are now, all the lads and ladies! Cast your mind back to June: who would have thought that the lads would come through three rounds of qualifiers and beat the reigning Ulster champions? Or, indeed, that the ladies would reap revenge on Galway to gain supremacy in Connacht once more before galloping their […]

Ladies into the semis

Photo: @Mayo_LGFA (Sportsfile) A bit like the lads, the ladies had to come through quite a battle before they got past Westmeath in this year’s championship. In this afternoon’s LGFA All-Ireland quarter-final at Pearse Park in Longford the Mayo girls eventually won through on a scoreline of 2-10 to 1-11. No more than Waterloo, this […]

Mayo take on the Lakeside ladies

Image: @JenJen_Murf Six weeks have passed since Mayo were triumphant in the Connacht Final against Galway. They were underdogs in that game, and every game before that but as this year has proved with Connacht and Leicester, the underdog is alive and kicking. Staunton’s big scoreline of 2-14 against Galway was nothing out of the […]

Ladies clinch Connacht title in style

Photo: @Mayo_LGFA It was Mayo v Galway in this afternoon’s Connacht LGFA senior final at MacHale Park and it was the Mayo ladies who claimed victory in decisive fashion, running out winners by 3-20 to 0-16. In doing so, they captured the Connacht title for the first time since 2011, denying today’s opponents a fifth […]

Ladies Connacht final this Sunday

Image: Jen Murphy Sketches (@JenJen_Murf) With everything becalmed over the coming few days on the lads’ side of the house (there’s no further word since, by the way, on the throw-in time for our Round 2B qualifier against Fermanagh tomorrow week) it’s the turn of the ladies to take centre-stage this weekend. They do so […]