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Mayo Person of the Year award due recognition for James

Photo: Irish Independent I know that awards of this kind often don’t mean all that much in the grand scheme of things but I think it’s right and proper that James Horan, who led the line so well for us as Mayo manager for four unforgettable years, should be honoured with the Mayo Person of […]

Aidan’s interview

Photo: BBC I’m away from base on a work thing at the minute – though not far enough away to avoid the storm – but it’s worth giving a quick mention (and it’ll have to be just a quick one) to Aidan O’Shea’s interview, which has got plenty of coverage in the media. It’s not […]

Lookit, he’s back

Photo: Joe.ie The Mayo News have an exclusive story this week, as they reveal details of James Horan’s return to sideline duties. The former manager of the county team is going back his roots too, as he’s taking on a backroom role with Ballintubber. The club that he steered to a first ever senior county […]

Dan O’Neill RIP

Photo: Divided Loyalties The death has been announced of Dan O’Neill, who played for the county in the Fifties and Sixties, and who was an All-Ireland winner, though not with his native county. Instead, he won his Celtic Cross playing for Louth in the 1957 All-Ireland, where coincidentally another Mayoman – Seamie O’Donnell – was […]

Happy Christmas

So once again it’s that time of year when the world falls in love when every song you hear … yes, those little buggers have moved the dial over to Christmas FM again and sure why not, isn’t the Christmas almost here? It is, apparently and so once again it’s time to bring the metaphorical […]

Mort’s book largely misses the mark

A few days before the 2012 All-Ireland final, I was at a breakfast event in Croke Park where the two star turns were Donegal’s Kevin Cassidy and our own Conor Mortimer. Both had departed their respective county panels inside the previous twelve months – the former turfed out by Jim McGuinness, the latter of his […]

Design options for new Mayo jersey revealed

Image: @MayoGAA via Twitter Earlier on tonight, the County Board published on Twitter three options for a newly designed Mayo GAA jersey and they’re looking for feedback on which variant to go with. Whichever design is chosen, the new jersey will be making its inter-county debut in the New Year, which means that the current […]

Mayo GAA – a new vision

I was reflecting this morning on one of Dalai Lama’s instructions for life where he states “When you realise you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it”. What a pity our County Board don’t follow the Dalai Lama’s words of wisdom! Even against the backdrop of what has happened recently it is never […]

Horan heading for the Hills?

Photo: GAA.ie There’s been a frothy bubble of speculation over the past 24 hours about the vacant manager’s position in Donegal and whether or not James Horan might be going for it. Originally a 33/1 outsider for the post, a number of large wagers yesterday on the recently departed Mayo manager have seen him backed […]

Crossroads

Photo: Geograph.ie/Kevin Higgins Robert Johnson wrote it, Cream, Eric Clapton, John Mayer and the late and great JJ Cale sang it. The song is called “Crossroads” and Mayo are at it. Truth be told, and it’s only my opinion, we have been loitering at the crossroads for a while. Perspective First let’s put things into […]