Farewell 2016

Image: apanorthstarchapter.org So, what’s left of the old year is now down to a matter of mere hours. Bloody quare year it was too, in so many ways. Plenty of people, myself included, will, I’d say, shed few tears at its passing tonight. From a Mayo GAA point of view it was, of course, a rollercoaster […]

Time to take off the vow of silence

With about eight minutes left in the drawn All-Ireland final I espied Maurice Deegan running the line in front of me. I had not passed heed on him prior to that. One of the Dublin backroom team sidled up to him, like a guy starts chatting to you at the bus stop. Deegan smiled as […]

Burke steps up to selector role

Photo: RTÉ The Mayo News confirms today (report in paper and digital variants of this week’s issue) that Peter Burke will replace Seán Carey as a selector within Stephen Rochford’s management team for 2017. The Kiltimagh clubman has been part of the Mayo set-up as goalkeeping coach for the past six years and Mike Finnerty […]

New jersey unveiled

Photo: @MayoGAA The design of the new jersey was unveiled this afternoon, when it was announced that it’ll be available in Elvery’s from this coming Friday. New jersey designs always bring mixed views in their wake and this one will, I’m sure, be no different. But, lookit, it’s got some green and it’s got some […]

Damien Gavin confirmed as minor manager

The County Board executive met last night and at the meeting Damien Gavin was confirmed as the new manager of the county minors. The Swinford clubman was previously part of Enda Gilvarry’s backroom team and he now takes charge for 2017, aided and assisted by selectors Brian McLoughlin (Burrishoole), Padraic Costello (Ballinrobe) and Michael Doocey (Cill […]

Inter-county fixtures for 2017

Image: Openclipart.org The GAA released their 2017 Master Fixtures Schedule yesterday and, from this, Mayo GAA have today published the full list of fixtures involving the county for next year. This includes football and hurling, senior, junior and underage. The whole lot, in other words, and it’s all here. I haven’t yet transcribed these fixtures across […]

A few thoughts on next year’s provincial draw

Photo: RTE.ie I was out last night and so was spared RTÉ’s coverage of the 2017 provincial championship draws. Sounds like I didn’t miss much. The first thing to say about the draws – after making the annual observation that they’re on indecently early (though I do understand it’s because of scheduling and all that) […]