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Dublin 1-17 Mayo 1-16: heartbreak ending yet again

So near and yet so far. For the third time in five years, we’ve come up short in a final against Dublin by a single, miserable point. Sport sure can be horribly, unforgivably cruel at times. We certainly know this more than most. You’ll understand, I’m sure, that I’m in no fit state right now to spend the time that […]

Mayo 2-16 Kerry 0-17: Kingdom conquered

These are the days of our lives. We’ve known for a fair while what a special team this is but this year has proven the point beyond doubt. Today’s win over Kerry – a first championship win over the Kingdom in 21 long years – rams it home. Going into today’s All-Ireland semi-final replay, I was full of the kind […]

Andy Moran our MOTM from yesterday’s game

Photo: Irish Times No doubts about this one. With his 1-5 haul from play, Andy Moran is by popular claim our Man of the Match from yesterday’s heart-stopping All-Ireland semi-final draw against Kerry. Andy got 69% of the vote, followed by Jason Doherty (10%), Keith Higgins (6%), Tom Parsons (3%) and Colm Boyle (2%). Boyler was, to be honest, a […]

Monday match reports

Photo: RTÉ I haven’t done the morning-after-the-day-before round-up of coverage for ages – the Galway match back in June was the last time – due to a combination of logistical, connectivity and time-related issues. But yesterday was an All-Ireland semi-final, we’re back at base after our summer’s gallivanting and there’s plenty to read about us today. Ready for it? Okay, […]

Mayo 2-14 Kerry 2-14: stalemate … again

Well, it’d be a dull old championship if we weren’t in it, wouldn’t it? Eight games on and we’re still there, not in the final but not out of it either. We should have won today but were a bit fortunate to come away with a draw. The biggest factor in today’s match started to become apparent a few hours […]

Keith Higgins our MOTM from yesterday’s game

Photo: MichaelMaye.com The votes are in and counted and the result is a decisive one. Keith Higgins has, by popular acclaim been chosen as our Man of the Match from yesterday’s roasting of the Rossies at Croke Park. In truth, there were plenty of players in Green and Red who put in strong performances for us yesterday. Aidan O’Shea (with […]

Mayo 4-19 Roscommon 0-9: return of the demolition men

Finished? After this afternoon’s devastating destruction of Roscommon at Croke Park it would appear that there’s life in this old dog yet. And some. I said this morning that August in Croke Park is when – in this wonderful post-2011 era for the county – we tend to get motoring. I felt we could up it today but there’s no […]