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Mayo 0-12 Monaghan 1-11: error-ridden display ends in defeat

So another year of competitive football is up and running for us but unfortunately this one – like last year – has opened for us in defeat. Unlike the thumping down in Cork twelve months ago, however, tonight’s two-point loss to Monaghan was wholly preventable, which I guess is why it feels so frustrating. There was a great sense of […]

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 cracking performance at Croke Park […]

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 the poll with 20% of […]

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 for the third time in […]

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 at full-time was of a […]

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 reports and all that today. […]