Following Mayo's footballers

Reinforcements in line for recall to face the Rossies

Photo: MichaelMaye.com So the winter suntans are fading fast and our first proper inter-county match of the year takes place this coming Sunday, against Roscommon in Kiltoom (throw-in 2pm). The game will most likely be our final pre-season one, as only a right thumping of the Rossies will be enough for us to make the […]

Monday match reports

Photos: MichaelMaye.com Another Monday, more match reports. I could get into the swing of this, you know. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph. Nationals: Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Irish Times (FBD round-up report). Photos: Mayo Mick, Sportsfile. Colm Gannon of the Mayo Advertiser also nabbed Stephen Rochford after the game to get his reaction to the […]

Freeman firing in first win of the year

Photo: MichaelMaye.com James Stephens Park in Ballina was the venue today for the county’s second outing in this year’s pre-season FBD League. A winning run-out it proved to be too with the lads never really troubled at any stage as they ambled to a six-point win over the students. It finished 1-21 to 1-15. You’ll forgive […]

Panels for today’s FBD match

Photo: @L0ftus21 (via Twitter) If you’re heading to James Stephens Park this afternoon, you’re most likely on your way already but, in case you’re not (or are planning on making a late, late dash there), here, courtesy of the Mayo News, are details of the two playing panels for today’s FBD match against IT Sligo: […]

Weekend’s action approaching

It’s Thursday already and, with the weekend drawing near, so too is the action slated for Saturday and Sunday. Mind you, the snow’s apparently on the way too, though the worst of the cold blast appears to be due to hit later on today and tomorrow so maybe playing conditions will be okay for the weekend. […]

Monday match reports

Photo: MichaelMaye.com It’s Monday, there was a game yesterday so, yes folks, that can only mean one thing – the return of the Monday match reports. Because it’s only the FBD the pickings are a bit on the miserly side but here they are. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph. Nationals: Irish Independent, Irish Times, Irish […]

Students tops in shootout

Photo: @L0ftus21 The FBD League is traditionally a time for experimentation but, with almost the entire 2016 senior panel away on holidays at the minute, 2017 started this afternoon for Stephen Rochford and his selectors with the most comprehensive appraisal of fringe players seen for many years. Given this, it’s not surprising that the county’s […]

And so it begins again

I love procrastinating. In the run up to Christmas I had exams galore to study for and assignments by the score to finish off. Instead of doing something remotely academic with my time, I turned my attention completely to something else. I am currently doing a Masters in Journalism in NUIG and 60% of one […]

U21 match against Derry is OFF

As the bush telegraph here on the site had already signalled earlier on today, it’s now been confirmed officially that tomorrow’s U21 North-West Cup match against Derry is off, due to the Oakleafers’ withdrawal from the tournament. Here’s the official confirmation of the cancellation: Due to the withdrawal of @Doiregaa from the U21 North West […]

Fresh faces in the frame for the FBD

Photo: MichaelMaye.com With the 2016 senior panel flying out to South Africa today for a 10-day break (no, before you ask I’m not sure where in that country they’re headed but, wherever it is they’re going, the weather in that part of the world looks a good bit better than here right now), the county’s […]