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Need to finish this campaign on a high

We started this League campaign in the worst possible way with that thumping we endured down in Cork on the final weekend in January but this afternoon at MacHale Park we have the chance to end it on a positive note. We haven’t yet won at home in the 2016 NFL so today against already-relegated Down presents us with the […]

Catching up

As you’ve no doubt noticed, I’ve been off the map for the last few days, which was due to sad family reasons back at home in the west. Sometimes, football-related stuff has to take a back seat. I should maybe add in parenthesis that absences of this kind serve to demonstrate the downside of, as well as the inevitable unsustainability inherent […]

Evan Regan our MOTM from yesterday

Photo: MichaelMaye.com The votes are in on our sixth Man of the Match poll of 2016 and, for the fifth time this year, it’s a forward who scoops the award. (Yes, I thought that noteworthy too). Evan Regan’s 1-3 in yesterday’s win over Roscommon saw him garner 39% in the poll and he finishes ahead of Seamus O’Shea on 27%, […]

Roscommon 1-7 Mayo 1-11: reports of our demise greatly exaggerated 

We’re not yet safe but neither are we a spent force. Roscommon came into this afternoon’s League Division One match at a waterlogged Hyde Park seeking to bury us but instead we showed them the mountain they’ll have to climb if they really want to compete with the big beasts of Gaelic football. It was far from a perfect performance […]

Another big one tomorrow

Right, our second last League match of 2016 takes place tomorrow and it’s another big one for us. As Stephen Rochford warned might be the case at the start of the year, our campaign has become very much a battle for Division One survival while Roscommon have taken to top tier spring football like the proverbial ducks to water. Already virtually […]

Three changes for Roscommon game

We announced our team for Sunday a short while ago. Here it is: Mayo (NFL Division One v Roscommon, 27/3/2016): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Chris Barrett (Belmullet); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Shane Nally (Garrymore); Tom Parsons (Charlestown Sarsfields), Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy); Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Conor Loftus (Crossmolina); Evan Regan […]

Rising Rossies up next

I’m a bit (more than a bit, in fact) out of the loop at present and will be until shortly before our clash with Roscommon but, even though it’s one of the last things on my mind at the minute, I know that time is ticking on and I see that they’ve already named their team for Sunday (full details […]