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Leitrim U21s dethrone Galway

Today was already a bad day for Galway, with the news this morning that Michael Meehan has taken an indefinite break from the county’s senior football panel due to his ongoing and unremitting injury problems, but the county’s sensational Connacht U21 semi-final defeat to Leitrim this afternoon makes it a whole load worse. Lest it be forgotten, Galway went into […]

The weekend’s action

No inter-county action for us yesterday but Kiltane’s cracking win ensures that there’s a bit of coverage worth looking at in this morning’s papers. The Irish Independent and the Irish Examiner both have decent-sized match reports from Ballinasloe as does the Mayo Advertiser. On the subject of match reports, my thanks once again to long-standing friend of this site and […]

Minors surmount opening hurdle

Photo: @MayoGAA Enda Gilvarry’s minors opened their Connacht championship campaign in fairly impressive fashion earlier this evening when they accounted for Leitrim by 1-15 to 1-5 in their preliminary round clash at McHale Park. Leading by three points (1-5 to 1-2) at the break, the lads pushed on decisively in the second half to win by a comfortable ten-point margin. Top […]

Castlebar is the only sensible choice for the Connacht final

The Connacht Council announced on Monday that they intend to decide on where this year’s provincial decider will be held after the Leitrim/London semi-final has been played this coming Sunday, noting as they did so that Hyde Park – the hitherto obvious neutral venue – isn’t a runner, having fallen foul of the strictures of the Slattery Report. This should […]

Charlestown go down bravely, Leitrim enjoy first FBD title success

Hard luck to Charlestown Sarsfields who today came unstuck in extra-time in their All-Ireland Intermediate football semi-final against Cookstown Fr Rocks of Tyrone. The match was played in truly horrendous conditions at Pearse Park in Longford (never a happy hunting ground for Mayo teams, it must be said) and for long stretches it looked as if it would be Charlestown’s […]