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Aidan O’Shea our MOTM from yesterday’s game

Photo: MichaelMaye.com Two outstanding performances in two weeks and so, for the second championship match in a row, Aidan O’Shea is our Man of the Match. He put in a scintillating display against Clare yesterday, his power and drive proving central to our wresting control of the contest after the break and this was reflected in the poll numbers. The […]

Mayo 2-21 Derry 1-13: somehow still in it

It’s impossible to provide any kind of rational narrative about what was, by any measure, one of the more irrational matches you’re likely to come across. It was a contest we refused to take charge of for so long, looked beaten before exploding to life near the end of normal time, then just as quickly threw away a winning position. […]

Monday match reports

Lookit, I want to drop these on your lap as much as you want to read them but it’s part of the Monday morning routine after a game. Here goes, then, in relation to the coverage on yesterday’s one-point loss to Galway at Salthill. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph (match report, primer on qualifier route now facing us). Nationals: Irish […]

Galway 0-15 Mayo 1-11: self-destruction in Salthill

For this hugely experienced team of ours to lose one Connacht championship match to Galway might be regarded as unfortunate but to lose two in succession has to be viewed as downright careless. We allowed them to mug us in MacHale Park a year ago and today at Pearse Stadium it was primarily our own failings that saw them record […]

Mayo 2-14 Sligo 0-11: job done

We’re off and running again. The first, and most important, priority today was simply to win and, with a flattering nine points to spare over Sligo in this afternoon’s Connacht SFC quarter-final at MacHale Park, we did that. The performance may have been less than impressive but it was good enough to get us the win we needed. There’s been […]