Following Mayo's footballers

Player of the Year award – the nominees

For the last two years there’s been an end-of-season poll run here on the site to identify the Mayo Player of the Year. Cillian O’Connor was voted as the winner of this accolade in 2014 and his brother Diarmuid won it last year. With the year’s action now over, it’s time to think about who should be […]

Paddy Durcan our MOTM from yesterday

Photo: MichaelMaye.com The votes are in and counted in our final Man of the Match poll for 2016 and, by a wide margin, our top performer in yesterday’s pulsating All-Ireland final replay was, by popular acclaim, Paddy Durcan. The dashing Castlebar Mitchels wing-back secured 41% of the vote for what was, by any measure, a […]

Cillian O’Connor our MOTM from yesterday

Photo: Irish Independent (Sportsfile/Daire Brennan) Okay, the poll’s closed and the votes are in for the second-last Mayo GAA Blog Man of the Match award of the year. Like the match itself, the poll was a close-run thing but, unlike yesterday’s All-Ireland decider against Dublin at Croke Park, this one didn’t end in stalemate. Top of […]

Andy Moran our MOTM from yesterday

Photo: MichaelMaye.com I’m closing this one a bit early, I know, but we’re two hours ahead here in our Ionian idyll so time is pushing on and I’ve another post to stick up after this (with plenty of beer coursing through the veins and all but sure that’s just lubrication). In any event, the people […]

Mayo 2-13 Tipperary 0-14: Tipp topped and we’re back in the final

Job done. It wasn’t the perfect performance, we did far less than shoot the lights out but, that nervy opening quarter aside when Tipperary opened a three-point gap on us, we never really looked like losing today’s All-Ireland semi-final. We were full value for our five-point win and we’re now back in the big one […]

Lee Keegan our MOTM from yesterday

Photo: MichaelMaye.com The votes are in and counted and the result is a decisive one. Just as he did in his mano a mano with Seán Cavanagh yesterday, Lee Keegan was in charge of this one right from the throw-in and he won it decisively. He claims the Man of the Match award with 45% of […]

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 […]

Andy Moran our MOTM from yesterday

Photo: MichaelMaye.com The poll is closed, the votes are counted and the winner of the latest Man of the Match poll is Andy Moran. The county’s most capped player – whose rebirth as a key member of the starting fifteen has been one of the real positives for us from our run through the qualifiers […]

Get your tickets sorted today

Morning all. Another day has dawned – a nice enough one too by the looks of it – and despite yesterday’s second half drama we’re still in this year’s championship, one of only eight counties who can say that at this stage. I’ve no time, due to other commitments, to do a trawl through the match […]

Mayo 3-15 Westmeath 1-14: still standing but badly shaken

Bloody hell: that was far harder work than it should have been. We won but the manner of our victory – in particular our ragged second half performance – was far from encouraging. We’ll really have to lift it next week if we’re to have any chance of getting past Tyrone. But the good news […]