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A few FBD stats

Time to kick over the entrails of the pre-season that’s just concluded for us. This time last year (here) and again the year before (here) I did a summary highlighting a few key numbers relating to our FBD campaign. Here, then, is a three-in-a-row of sorts, with the numbers for 2016 nicely packaged together in the table set […]

Injuries and opportunities ahead of League opener

Photo: GAA.ie (Sportsfile) Our FBD campaign is over and arguably it’s just as well, seeing as we’ve a fairly hefty list of injured and unavailable players as we head into the start of this year’s National Football League. Our 2016 NFL Division One campaign starts for us on Sunday week (January 31st) down at Páirc […]

Monday match reports

Photo: MichaelMaye.com Morning everyone – it’s another quick Monday morning one from me, as I’m hitting the road back to Dublin shortly. Collating match reports is, in any event, an easy enough job to do after an FBD game as there’s never a whole pile of reports to gather. Here’s what’s out there this morning on yesterday’s defeat […]

Rossies retain January dominance over us

For the third year in a row it was a case of pre-season defeat to Roscommon as we lost by three points, 0-13 to 0-10, in this afternoon’s FBD League encounter at MacHale Park. The loss ends our interest in the 2016 FBD, with the Rossies advancing to face Galway in next weekend’s decider. The […]

Sunday’s match switched to Castlebar

You’ll probably have got word by now but just to confirm that it was announced a bit earlier on this evening that the venue for Sunday’s FBD match against Roscommon has been switched again, this time to Castlebar. Throw-in at MacHale Park on Sunday is unchanged, with the match due to get underway at 2pm. […]

Same squad named for Roscommon game

Photo: GAA.ie (Sportsfile) The squad list for Sunday’s Round 3 FBD League clash with Roscommon at Hyde Park on Sunday (throw-in 2pm) was released a bit earlier on and it’s the same 23 players that were on duty in Ballina last Sunday. Full details here. It’s clearly the right time of year for experimentation – […]

Monday match reports

Photo: MichaelMaye.com Morning all. I’ve pressing work stuff on today with no time for dawdling so here then is a very quick gallop through the coverage (such as it is) that’s out there on yesterday’s comfortable FBD League win over IT Sligo. Match reports: Mayo Advertiser, Irish Independent, Irish Times (contains round-up of all FBD […]

Dominant second half display sinks students

Photo: @MayoAdvertSport A bumper crowd turned up in the bright winter sunshine at James Stephens Park in Ballina today to see our lads canter to an easy FBD League win over IT Sligo. Leading by four points at the break, Stephen Rochford’s charges pulled away in the second half to win in the end by 1-16 to […]

Tomorrow’s U21 match switched to Crossmolina

Photo: Crossmolina.ie The venue for the U21 North-West Cup match against Sligo that’s set to be played tomorrow has been changed again. In what has become a bit of a North Mayo magical mystery tour, the game – which was first fixed for Ballina before being switched the other day to Knockmore – will now […]

Mayo for Sam 2016?

It’s a New Year and it’s time for a new voice in the guest slot on the site. Here’s Darragh Berry with some thoughts about a new Mayo GAA year.   There I sat, my head in my hands in an Irish bar in Tenerife, five points down to Dublin with as many minutes remaining. […]