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Connacht championship launch

Photo: Connacht GAA There I was yesterday tap-tapping away wondering about when the Connacht championship launch might be happening when at about the same time the lads were out in their finery over in Bekan, the rushes tickling their bare legs as they formally set in motion the 2016 battle for the Nestor Cup. The launch has spawned a fair amount of […]

U21 team to play Leitrim named

As Mark pointed out in the comments just now, the team to face Leitrim in tomorrow’s Connacht U21 semi-final at Páirc Seán MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon (throw-in 5pm) was named a short while ago. For the record, here’s the list of the full match-day panel: Mayo (Connacht U21 semi-final v Leitrim, 19/3/2016): Matthew Flanagan (Balla); Eddie Doran (Achill), Seamus Cunniffe (Ballaghaderreen), Ciaran Harrison (Aghamore); David Kenny […]

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 […]