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Happy Christmas

It’s gone midnight and so it’s already Christmas Eve, possibly my favourite day of the whole festive period. With less than 24 hours to go now to the big day itself, it’s definitely time to call a halt to proceedings here and put the feet up for a while. Twelve months ago I noted that the year that was then […]

Willie Casey RIP

Photo: Western People/Ronnie Naylor (from The Green Above The Red) As has already been noted here on the site, the death occurred on Saturday morning of Ballina Stephenites and Mayo stalwart Willie Casey. An unused substitute at the age of nineteen in the 1951 All-Ireland final (he’s on the extreme left in the front row, next to the besuited Jackie […]

Championship restructure proposals look good

Photo: The 42 It’s difficult, I know, to think about anything else but Saturday at the minute but the GAA’s proposals, which were announced earlier on today and are here, to restructure the football championship are interesting. From an initial scan of them they look good and would certainly be an improvement on the current set-up. Under the proposals the […]

Fr Peter Quinn RIP

Photo: beheymorens.scoilnet.ie Most people’s thoughts are, I know, on yesterday and what happened to us in Cork and I’ll get to all the reports on that in a bit but first it’s only right and proper to acknowledge the passing over the weekend of a Mayo great. Fr Peter Quinn, wing-back on the 1950/1 double All-Ireland winning team passed away […]

Some midweek listening

Photo: Irish Examiner (Sportsfile/Ramsey Cardy) Quick midweek one as I’ve a fair bit on today. Before dashing off to all that, though, there are two things to bring to your attention this morning, both of which involve some aural diversion. The first concerns Aidan O’Shea who’s all over the nationals and elsewhere today – Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Irish Times, […]

Happy Christmas

After another eventful year for Mayo GAA it’s time once again to shut up the shop, crack open the craft beers and enjoy the festive season. Before signing off, I’d like to thank everyone who stopped by the site this year, whether you were reading, commenting or penning a guest piece. It’s been a truly mental twelve months on the […]

Some other stuff to talk about

Right, yesterday’s tempest appears, thankfully, to have abated. Let’s keep it that way now, eh? Sometimes – especially at a time like this – the best thing to say is to say nothing at all. So I thought the nice photo above – one of Lough Tay that I snapped on a gruelling but great 80km spin on the bike […]