Following Mayo's footballers

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 […]

Connacht defend their interpros football title this weekend

Photo: oneills.com That least loved child in the annual GAA calendar – the football and hurling interprovincials – gets paraded out this coming weekend. The interpros have been passed from Billy to Jack in the calendar over the years and have now found a new home this year at a time when many people are […]

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 […]

Quick round-up, then gone for a few days

I could say it’s been non-stop for me today but that’s not quite true – I was going great guns 42 km into a 50 km cycle this morning when a puncture just outside St. Margaret’s brought an abrupt halt to my gallop. It’s been all go, though, since I finally managed to get back […]

The weekend’s action

It was a weekend off for the county’s senior footballers, as next weekend will be too, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t any action of interest taking place, and some which did even involved members of the senior panel. First up there was some U21 activity, with Tony Duffy and his colleagues taking the opportunity […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]