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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 […]

Rochy rules out Lee for Galway game

Photo: Balls.ie The Connacht championship launch took place at the Centre of Excellence in Bekan yesterday and there’s a fair bit of coverage arising from it in the papers today. Mike Finnerty was there for the Mayo News football podcast and you can hear more on that when the episode goes online later on tonight. Stephen Rochford was there to […]

May day

It’s a new month, some would say it’s a new season but it’s still cold and it’s still wet, though an upturn of sorts is expected in the weather by the weekend. Up here, Griffith Avenue has begun to show off its summer foliage (the pic above, by the way, shows the newly-appeared horse chestnut leaves on the avenue by […]

Ladies League semi-final details plus other stuff

Image: @Mayo_LGFA It’s still only mid-April so there’s a bit to go yet until this rather strange lacuna in the GAA’s calendar is dealt with. Unlike other years, there’s no U21 championship action to fill the gap between spring and summer and while, in some counties, club matches are being played this month – there’s a full round of league […]