Following Mayo's footballers

Conor Lane to ref the final

Photo: As has just been mentioned in the comments, the GAA have this afternoon announced that Cork’s Conor Lane has been appointed to ref this year’s All-Ireland final. It’s the Banteer/Lyre clubman’s first final and it’s quite a step up for him because, as far as I know, he’s never even reffed a semi-final […]

Minors unchanged for Sunday’s final

Team news, is it? Well, the team to face Galway in Sunday’s Connacht minor football decider at Pearse Stadium (throw-in 12pm) has just been named and it’s unchanged from the one that lined out against Leitrim in last week’s semi-final. Full details are as follows: Mayo (Connacht MFC final v Galway, 10/7/2016): Adam Byrne (Aghamore); Cathal […]

Back to black

Photo: It was announced by Mayo GAA on Twitter yesterday that the lads will be lining out in the black ‘n’ lime green alternative strip at MacHale Park on Saturday. It’ll be the second time in this year’s championship campaign that the team is set to be attired that way – the first was, of […]

Out of the limelight

It’s Connacht final week but, from our perspective, you wouldn’t really know it, would you? Sure, the minors are on the card for Sunday at Pearse Stadium – and good luck to them, their provincial final against Galway throws in at midday – but the senior decider isn’t of great concern to us. It’s the […]

Ladies clinch Connacht title in style

Photo: @Mayo_LGFA It was Mayo v Galway in this afternoon’s Connacht LGFA senior final at MacHale Park and it was the Mayo ladies who claimed victory in decisive fashion, running out winners by 3-20 to 0-16. In doing so, they captured the Connacht title for the first time since 2011, denying today’s opponents a fifth […]

Ladies Connacht final this Sunday

Image: Jen Murphy Sketches (@JenJen_Murf) With everything becalmed over the coming few days on the lads’ side of the house (there’s no further word since, by the way, on the throw-in time for our Round 2B qualifier against Fermanagh tomorrow week) it’s the turn of the ladies to take centre-stage this weekend. They do so […]

Colm Boyle our MOTM from yesterday

Photo: Right, time to pull the shutters down on this one: I’ve just closed the Man of the Match poll from last night’s game and the winner by a very large margin is Colm Boyle. The Davitts dynamo – who really stood tall for us on an evening when the same couldn’t be said […]

Sunday match reports

There are days when the weather matches your mood more or less perfectly, today being an obvious case in point. Unless you’re from Galway, I guess, though a spot of singin’ in the rain might be in order there. I’m only going to do a quick gallop through the reports today. It’s a job that I […]

Mayo 0-12 Galway 1-12: six-in-a-row hopes smashed

We came, confidently expecting this to be the first step on the way to an unprecedented six Connacht titles in a row, the first match on the road back to Croke Park, back to where the real championship starts. We left a wet and grey MacHale Park later this evening, however, with those hopes in […]

Will Galway bate Mayo?

“Not if they have Willie Joe” was the lyrical response to this question when sung in the famous Saw Doctors song. The age old rivalry that is the Maroon and White versus the Green and Red never fails to get my excitement levels revved up to their limit. One of my earliest memories of following […]