Masters land All-Ireland at last

Photo: @IrishTV As the saying goes, it’s the old dog for the hard road. The Mayo Masters confirmed that adage earlier on today up in Ballinagh when after extra-time in the All-Ireland Masters final replay, with the drawn final three weeks ago having itself gone to extra-time, they finally got the better of a valiant […]

End of the road for Castlebar

Photo: RTÉ It’s been six weekends in a row of championship action for Castlebar Mitchels but this afternoon at MacHale Park marked the end of the road for them. It took extra-time in today’s Connacht SFC semi-final before Galway champions Corofin eventually emerged as the winners on a scoreline of 0-17 to 0-14. I wasn’t there […]

Castlebar and Covies take county crowns

The club scene in Mayo is really growing. Five and a half thousand people present in MacHale Park last Saturday while just over twelve thousand watched the final from the comforts of their own home courtesy of Mayo company Local Streaming. The two big towns in Mayo were the winners on the night in what […]

Mitchels motor to back-to-back county titles

Photo: @MayoGAA Under the bright lights at MacHale Park this evening it was the performance of Castlebar Mitchels that shone most intensely. Three second half goals saw them canter away from the challenge of Knockmore to land back-to-back Moclair Cup wins. I wasn’t there to see it myself but I did keep half an eye […]

Juniors through to the All-Ireland

On a day where two unfancied Munster counties lit up the senior football championship – and well done to both Clare and Tipperary – the county’s Junior footballers qualified for their second All-Ireland final in a row. This afternoon at O’Connor Park in Tullamore they got the better of Wexford, winning out by 2-10 to […]

Masters semi-final on tomorrow

Photo: Mayo Masters Facebook page The county final isn’t the only football match of interest on this weekend. Tomorrow afternoon in Hollymount the Mayo Masters take on their Galway counterparts in the All-Ireland semi-final. This clash is a repeat of last year’s Masters decider, with Galway coming out on top on that occasion, so I’m […]

The weekend’s action

Photo: @MayoGAA The focus has been on off-field stuff all week so it’s time, I think, for a quick post about some on-field action that was on over the past two days. Let’s start with the Mayo Masters, who had another good win yesterday. This one was a Round 8 fixture away to Longford, which was […]

Minors and Masters lose out to Tyrone

The county had young lads and older lads – the former in hurling, the latter in football – in action today, both involving matches against Tyrone. Sadly for both the Minor hurlers and the Masters footballers both contests ended in defeat. Photo: @MayoGAA The hurlers were back in Ballinamore to face the Red Hand County in […]