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Connacht end long wait for Railway Cup title in fine style

Photo: @ConnachtGAA It’s been a long time coming but Connacht’s wait for a tenth Railway Cup football title finally ended at Tuam Stadium this afternoon when a storming second half display saw them crush defending champions Ulster by a decisive 2-19 to 1-7 scoreline. Ulster were bidding to land an interprovincial three-in-a-row but instead the men from the West ended […]

Connolly and Macauley both out of Croker clash

The Irish Times reported yesterday that Diarmuid Connolly is all but certain to miss Dublin’s next two league matches, including the one against us at Croke Park a fortnight tomorrow. The Vincent’s man went over on his ankle in last Sunday’s match against Kerry down in Killarney and is expected to be out of action for a month. Dublin’s midfielder […]

Keith’s the hurlers’ captain but what about the footballers?

The county’s hurlers start their 2012 league campaign this coming Sunday with a Division 2B clash against Roscommon in Athleague (throw-in 2.30pm) and ahead of this Tooreen’s Shane Morley has been speaking with David Jennings in the Mayo News. In this piece, there’s mention of Keith Higgins’ appointment for the coming year as captain of the hurling team (a story […]

The west’s still asleep in the Railway Cup

Railway Cup, Interpros:┬áit doesn’t seem to matter. Connacht’s footballers – fielding a team showing three changes from the one named in advance – came off decidedly second-best in yesterday’s interprovincial semi-final against Ulster. The team from the west – comprising five lads from Roscommon, four from Sligo, three of our lot, two Herrin Chokers and one from Leitrim – were […]

Five Mayo lads in Connacht interpro team

I’ve been away for the last few days on a work thing and I’m about to set off again shortly on a family-related mid-term jaunt but before I do it’s worth mentioning that the semi-finals of the revived Railway Cup competitions (aka the M Donnelly Interprovincial Championships) take place this weekend. Connacht are paired against Ulster with their semi-final down […]

Forty years and counting for Connacht

Connacht’s long wait for success in the little-loved M Donnelly Interprovincial Football Championship (for which there is such a dearth of interest that even the indefatigable Martin Donnelly is now publicly wondering if enough is enough) goes on: tonight’s semi-final defeat to Munster means that four full decades have now passed since the last Western win in the competition. Munster […]