An unbelievable year for David and Fergal

When asked for his thoughts on national television after his man-of-the-match performance in the All-Ireland minor football final win of 2013, David Kenny brought the word ‘Un*******believable’ to the attention of the lexicography department of the Oxford English Dictionary. Sadly the Tooreen man’s slip of the tongue didn’t make the OED cut that year, but […]

Old photos: recognise any of the faces?

Pat was onto me back in the summer letting me know about two old team photographs he had, dating back to the Fifties, and he was wondering if any of the blog’s readers might be able to put names to the faces in the two line-ups. With the championship just then cranking up, I said it […]

Catching up

I’ve been posted missing over the last few days, arriving back last night after a thoroughly enjoyable family break in London, so I guess a quick catch-up is in order. Despite it being the season to be jolly there’s been a bit going on so, in chronological order, here are a few items to catch […]

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 […]

Corofin are kings of the west once again

Photo: galwaybayfm.ie Three of this year’s senior club football provincial finals were played this afternoon and so the race for the Andy Merrigan Cup on Patrick’s Day next year is now down to just five runners. Once the Leinster final take place – it’s fixed for Sunday week – the line-up for February’s All-Ireland semi-finals will […]

Covies conquer Connacht

Photo: @ConnachtGAA Westport’s upward momentum continues apace. This afternoon at Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon they defeated Leitrim side Seán O’Heslin’s to capture their first ever Connacht IFC club title, winning on a scoreline of 1-9 to 0-7. The Covies will be back in action early in the New Year, when they’ll face the […]

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 […]

Three is the magic number

Three out of three ain’t bad, that’s how the song goes, isn’t it? Not even 24 hours after Lee Keegan won the GAA/GPA Footballer of the Year award did he find himself and his Westport side getting through to the Connacht Intermediate championship final. The man was all over the shop this past week or so: winning […]

The weekend’s club action

Photo: Castlebar Mitchels (via Facebook) With the cold weather starting to bite, the club championship season – which has now moved on from county to provincial championship action – is once again in full flow. There were ties involving Mayo clubs at senior, junior and intermediate level this weekend and, for good measure, there was […]

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 […]