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More final misery for Mitchels

Bloody hell, I didn’t see that coming. Castlebar Mitchels went into this afternoon’s All-Ireland club final as strong favourites but they emerged from it broken and beaten, losing to Dublin and Leinster champions Ballyboden St Enda’s by a margin of thirteen points. Everything that could go wrong for Mitchels today did go wrong. After fluffing […]

Best of luck to Castlebar today

Image: @MayoMovieWorld1 I meant to do this last night but there’s still time ahead of throw-in to wish Castlebar Mitchels all the best in today’s All-Ireland club final against Ballyboden St Enda’s at Croke Park. It’s a cracking St Patrick’s Day weather-wise up here in the capital – nice and sunny, if a bit on […]

A few reminders

Thursday tends to be a bit of a quieter day here, even in this congested period where there’s a match on every weekend. It’s worthwhile, then, to fill the void with a few quick reminders. First, this coming weekend sees James Horan’s Sporting Excellence conference taking place at Breaffy Resort. The event starts on Saturday […]

Injuries and availability update

Photo: MichaelMaye.com It’s almost two weeks until our next League outing – another tough one, away to table-topping Donegal up at Ballybofey on the last Sunday of the month – but it’s still worth having a quick look at the current situation on the injury/availability front. Let’s start by stating the obvious: Castlebar Mitchels’ heroics […]

Mighty Mitchels are back in the final

Photo: Inpho Huge congrats to Castlebar Mitchels who this evening at Breffni Park in Cavan showed heart, guts and and an indomitable will to win by facing down six-times All-Ireland club champions Crossmaglen Rangers to book their place in this year’s decider. They’ll meet Dublin’s Ballyboden St Enda’s in the final at Croke Park on St […]

Mitchels eyeing return to HQ

Photo: RTÉ Two years on from their last run all the way to Croke Park on St Patrick’s Day, Castlebar Mitchels are once again on the march. Tomorrow evening up in Breffni Park they square off against Crossmaglen Rangers of Armagh for a place in this year’s All-Ireland senior club championship final. This semi-final tie […]

Club championship draws

Photo: Mayo News This year’s county club championship action is still some months away but the draws for the senior, intermediate and junior championships all took place tonight. Here are the details: Senior championship Group 1: Breaffy, Garrymore, Davitts, Claremorris Group 2: Ballintubber, Aghamore, Charlestown, Hollymount/Carramore Group 3: Castlebar Mitchels, Ballina Stephenites, Crossmolina, Ballinrobe Group […]

Monday match reports

Photo: MichaelMaye.com It’s not the day after the game, it’s the day after that but as I explained yesterday I hadn’t the time then to be gathering up match reports so I decided to wait until this morning and do the lot now. Here they are: Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph. Nationals: Sunday Independent, Irish Independent, […]

Mayo 0-7 Dublin 0-9: still pointless but far from hopeless

Photo: MichaelMaye.com The night is pushing on, I’ve had a long day what with an U11 match up in Dublin this morning and then the drive west ahead of tonight’s rather elemental clash at MacHale Park. I’ve also got an early start in the morning to get back east for another match before midday there, so […]

Next hurdle approaching rapidly

It’s Thursday night already and our second League match of the year is now coming at us at speed, with throw-in at MacHale Park set to take place in under 48 hours from now. It’s not, of course, the only match of interest to Mayo GAA fans this weekend so here’s a quick sweep of […]