Following Mayo's footballers

Evan Regan our MOTM from yesterday

Photo: MichaelMaye.com Okay, the votes are in and counted in our first Man of the Match poll of this year’s championship campaign. It’s a decisive result too, with Evan Regan – who contributed seven points to our 2-16 tally yesterday – claiming 40% of the vote to win the award by a clear margin. Well […]

Monday match reports

Photo: @MayoGAA This time yesterday morning I was out barrelling along on the bike in the midst of what would prove to be a rather brisk 85 km spin in the verdant East Mayo countryside. Sadly it’s into the car with the bike shortly for the drive back to Dublin. Not before doing a quick […]

London 0-9 Mayo 2-16: job done

Photo: @mayo_mick We had two objectives going into this afternoon’s Connacht championship opener against London over in Ruislip. The first was to win the match by a decent margin and the second was to hope that we’d emerge from the fixture with no new injury concerns. From the sounds of it, we achieved both these […]

All quiet on the western front

I’m in Mayo and the bloody place is deserted. It really does feel as if the whole county is over in London this weekend. I hope you all have tickets for the game. Back here I’ll have to make do tomorrow with the verdant countryside, the nice warm weather and the match commentary on Midwest. […]

London Town

Photo: @mayonewssport The team may not be flying over until tomorrow but, by all accounts, the travelling support heading for Ruislip on Sunday started to make landfall in significant numbers over in London today. I’m heading in the opposite direction myself tomorrow – will the county be completely empty by then, I wonder? – but, clearly, […]

London name their team

Photo: London GAA Facebook The city slickers from across the water have named their team to face us on Sunday and, like us, they’ve released details of their full match-day panel of 26, which is as follows: London (Connacht SFC quarter-final v Mayo 29/5/2016): Gavin McEvoy (Tir Chonaill Gaels); Philip Butler (Tir Chonaill Gaels), Caoimhin […]

The Cockney clash

A headline in the Mayo News caught my eye this week as I was flicking. It read ‘Row outside Westport chipper started over 1996 All-Ireland Final’. I laughed hysterically but every Mayo person knows that at least some point in their existence they have analysed that fight (Poor Liam McHale) or questioned the fact there […]

Time ticking on to London game

Image: @LondainGAA Bloody hell, it’s Thursday already. I’ve been a bit sidetracked with work and what-have-you over the last few days and so have been less active here than I’d normally be in the days leading up to a championship fixture. I guess the fact that I’m not planning to get to it could be […]

London eye

Right, we’re now in countdown mode ahead of our first championship outing of 2016, our first summer campaign clash under Stephen Rochford’s management, the first fixture in what we all hope will be a championship campaign to remember. For the right reasons. And it all starts at 3pm over in Ruislip next Sunday. I love London. […]

Connacht championship launch

Photo: Connacht GAA There I was yesterday tap-tapping away wondering about when the Connacht championship launch might be happening when at about the same time the lads were out in their finery over in Bekan, the rushes tickling their bare legs as they formally set in motion the 2016 battle for the Nestor Cup. The launch […]