The Dublin dossier

Photo: Going the qualifier route has thrown up all manner of new experiences and new routines. For me, one of them has been to do a post on each of our upcoming opponents in the championship ever since our unexpected Connacht semi-final loss to Galway back in June. At the start this was just […]

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 […]

A few thoughts on yesterday’s League finals

Photo: @OfficialGAA I didn’t bother going to Croke Park yesterday – we had two smallies returning home from a Cubs camping weekend (lashing rain the first night, freezing cold the second – the joys of camping in this country in April) in the afternoon, both of whom required plenty of TLC – and I only caught […]

Injury to Evan Regan confirmed

Photo: (James Crombie/Inpho) The County Board have a short time ago confirmed the news that Evan Regan broke his collar bone in training on Tuesday night. In the statement they’ve just issued (here) the Board have confirmed that the injury is a re-occurrence of the one he suffered against Kerry back in February and […]

Poll: who’ll win the League final?

Photo: This coming weekend is NFL final weekend at Croke Park, with the Division Three and Four deciders taking place on Saturday evening while the Division One and Two showdowns are on the agenda for Sunday afternoon. Two Croke Park double-headers in this kind of weather would really make it feel like summer is upon us but, […]

Poll: who’ll win the League?

Our League race for 2015 is run and so, continuing the analogy, the pace facing us changes from sprinting from one Sunday to the next to a long, slow jog all the way to June 14th and our likely meeting then with Galway in Salthill. With little or nothing to report on here at the […]

Barry Moran our MOTM from yesterday

Photo: The result of the final Man of the Match poll from our 2015 League campaign is in and it’ll come as no surprise to learn that the winner by a proverbial country mile is Barry Moran, who put in a towering performance for us against Donegal at MacHale Park yesterday. The big Mitchels […]

Mayo 0-12 Donegal 1-9: stalemate secures top-flight status but not semi-final slot

Photo: @JMelvinConTel via Twitter The men from the Hills arrived to Elverys MacHale Park to face Mayo in the final NFL Division One game of the year. The game had so many possible outcomes for six of the eight teams in the division that ranged from Mayo being relegated on one hand, or progressing to a […]

Easter arrangements

Photo: The Journal This doesn’t occur all that frequently but this year the Easter holiday period is combining with a busy time from a footballing point of view. How busy the latter will be won’t, of course, be determined until the full-time whistle blows at MacHale Park on Sunday afternoon at which point our 2015 League […]