Following Mayo's footballers

Old photos: recognise any of the faces?

Pat was onto me back in the summer letting me know about two old team photographs he had, dating back to the Fifties, and he was wondering if any of the blog’s readers might be able to put names to the faces in the two line-ups. With the championship just then cranking up, I said it […]

Mayo 0-13 Tyrone 0-12: when the going gets tough the tough get going

We’re back. In truth we never really went anywhere except in the minds of those who dreamt up that lazy, inaccurate and hugely disrespectful narrative about this team being in sharp decline. Well, that particular world-view got its answer in Croke Park this afternoon. The earth-shattering roar that went up from the large Mayo crowd […]

Game day: go for it

With dizzying speed, here we are again: once more it’s game day, all-or-nothing day, this time the day where we get the chance to claim a place in this year’s All-Ireland semi-finals. Although we lost our safety net in this year’s championship the evening we fell unexpectedly to Galway in the Connacht semi-final back in […]

Two changes for the Juniors

The team to play Kerry in tomorrow’s All-Ireland JFC final at Croke Park – which is the curtain-raiser at HQ tomorrow, throwing in at 2pm – was announced earlier on. There are two changes from the side that lined out in the semi-final win over Wexford with Michael Togher and Conor Keane replacing Gary Keane […]

Juniors through to the All-Ireland

On a day where two unfancied Munster counties lit up the senior football championship – and well done to both Clare and Tipperary – the county’s Junior footballers qualified for their second All-Ireland final in a row. This afternoon at O’Connor Park in Tullamore they got the better of Wexford, winning out by 2-10 to […]

Good luck to the Juniors tomorrow

The seniors have a weekend off for a change and in their stead it’s the county’s Junior side that takes centre-stage. It’s been a while – two months, to be exact – since Seán McLoughlin’s charges won the Connacht JFC title but tomorrow they’re back in action, playing for a place in the All-Ireland final. Tomorrow’s […]

Hurlers and Juniors do the business + remembering Joe McDonagh

Photo: @MayoGAA Well, it’s been a productive weekend for the county, with two of its less heralded teams claiming significant wins. Both the hurlers and the Junior footballers had to battle for their respective victories but in both cases their hard work and effort paid off. The hurlers looked to be well on their way […]

Looking ahead to the weekend’s action

Photo: MichaelMaye.com The weekend is once more upon us and there’s action aplenty on over the next two days, with big matches involving the county in both hurling and football. The hurlers first (for a change) where JP Coen’s charges are up against Donegal in the Nicky Rackard Cup semi-finals. This tie takes place tomorrow […]

Juniors through to Connacht final

Photo: @MayoAdvertSport The Juniors came through this evening’s Connacht semi-final clash against Sligo, winning out by 2-8 to 2-5 in the match played at the Enniscrone/Kilglass GAA pitch. They’ll now face Galway in the provincial final later in the month. I was only following this evening’s contest on Twitter so I have just the bare […]

Junior team to play Sligo named

As was mentioned in the comments a short while ago, the team to play Sligo in this evening’s Connacht JFC semi-final was announced earlier on. This match, which will take place at the Enniscrone/Kilglass GAA club pitch (here), throws in at 7.30pm this evening and details of the team and subs we’ve named for the […]