Lee Keegan is our Player of the Year

Photo: GAA.ie I think it’s safe enough to conclude the poll on this one: ever since voting opened last week it was clear where the result was headed. So, over a thousand votes later it’s time to confirm that we have a result in the 2016 Mayo GAA Blog Player of the Year poll and […]

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 […]

All-Stars for Lee and Aidan, YFOTY for Diarmuid

Photo: Gaelicplayers.com The 2015 All-Star bash is currently underway and this year’s All-Star football team was announced a short time ago. For a change, there wasn’t a single surprise in this year’s awards and, as expected, we’ve got two players on the team – Lee Keegan at wing-back and Aidan O’Shea at full-forward. It’s Lee’s […]

Seven All-Star nominees for us

Photo: GAA Time for some light relief, I reckon. The list of nominees – 45 in all – for this year’s GAA/GPA Football All-Stars was released overnight and we’ve seven players on the list. Chris Barrett, Keith Higgins, Lee Keegan, Tom Parsons, Diarmuid O’Connor, Aidan O’Shea and Cillian O’Connor all make this year’s shortlist. In […]

Diarmuid O’Connor is our Player of the Year

Photo: GAA.ie Right, the votes are in and counted and by a decisive margin the winner of this year’s Mayo GAA Blog Player of the Year award is Diarmuid O’Connor. The flying wing-forward claimed 33% of the vote, with Tom Parsons next on 20%, Aidan O’Shea on 18% and Lee Keegan on 15%. In truth, […]

Player of the Year award – voting now open

Okay, it’s time to get the voting underway in this year’s Mayo GAA Blog Player of the Year award. Ten players have been nominated using the methodology I explained in the previous post and now it’s over to you to decide which one of them will win the award. The poll will remain open until […]

Player of the Year award – the nominees

Sadly, it’s that time of the year again where, with our inter-county season over (and the results archive updated to include 2015), we can start to think about saluting those lads who performed best for us over the year as a whole. Last year was the first where a Player of the Year poll was held […]

Cillian O’Connor is our Player of the Year

Photo: Mayo Mick Right, the votes are in and counted and it’s time to announce the winner of the inaugural Mayo GAA Blog Player of the Year award for 2014. It’s a decisive enough result too with star forward and vice-captain of the team Cillian O’Connor coming out on top with 33% of the popular […]

Player of the Year: final list of nominees

Okay, there’s been plenty of feedback on who should be included in the list of nominees for the inaugural Mayo GAA Blog Player of the Year award in addition to the six names I put forward earlier on. The players for whom most support was expressed were Jason Doherty (by far the most popular proposed […]

Player of the Year nominees

There’s more in the papers today about what happens to us from here – with this Irish Examiner piece stating that it could be a shootout between Kevin McStay and Pat Holmes for the manager’s job, the same article also containing the unwelcome (if not unexpected) news that coach Donie Buckley looks set to end […]