Following Mayo's footballers

Open wide now …

Late start today due to two hours spent in the dentist’s chair this morning, which left me with a numb jaw, a slightly drunken gait and a considerably lighter wallet. Okay, let’s get to it as there’s quite a bit to cover. The Mayo News is the obvious place to start. Johnno says he was […]

Clash of loyalties moves another step closer

With St. Vincent’s victory yesterday in the Leinster club final – their first provincial title in 23 years – the possible clash of loyalties to which I first alluded last month has moved another step closer. De Vinnies now face defending All-Ireland champions Crossmaglen Rangers (or will do, once the XMG lads have finished having […]

A looming case of divided loyalties?

Yesterday’s club results brought one step closer a potential situation where I’m torn between supporting two different clubs in the All-Ireland final. One of them – Ballina (reason for supporting: representatives of county of birth) – has already taken the provincial crown in Connacht and now faces the Munster champions, most likely Nemo Rangers, in […]

Silverware for Ballina and Carnacon

Both Ballina and Carnacon lifted cups today, the former the Connacht senior club title – deposing the holders St Brigid’s of Roscommon – while the latter claimed the ladies All-Ireland senior club title, hammering Cork’s Inch Rovers. Ladies first, as they say – Carnacon had it all their own way in their All-Ireland final against […]

Ballina win, Mayomen rescue Vincent’s in club action

The provincial club championships are now well underway with plenty of action yesterday. Two fixtures of note (well, they’re the two that I’m going to note) were those involving Ballina Stephenites and my local club here in Dublin, St Vincent’s. Ballina made it through to the Connacht final but their 1-8 to 1-4 win over […]

Our own Kerry

It’s like having our very own Kerry, only this time inside the county boundaries. In fact, today’s county championship success by Ballina Stephenites – where they beat Charlestown by 3-6 to 0-13 – was their 36th county title, which is one more Moclair cup victory than Kerry have Sam Maguires. And, of course, now they […]