Following Mayo's footballers

Meath prove a bridge too far for brave hurlers

Photo: @MayoGAA It wasn’t to be for the county’s U21 hurlers in their All-Ireland B final against Meath at Semple Stadium this afternoon. They put up a brave fight against very strong opposition but had no answer when the young Royals turned up the heat in the final ten minutes. Meath, who’d lost the final […]

U21 hurlers bidding for glory tomorrow

Photo: Western People It’s big ball stuff on a wall-to-wall basis right now but it’d be remiss not to give a mention to the county’s U21 hurlers who have a huge day ahead of them tomorrow. This comes in the form of the All-Ireland U21 B final against Meath at the cathedral of hurling, Semple Stadium […]

The weekend’s action

Photo: Mayo Advertiser There was plenty of championship football on yesterday and today, both of the local club variety and at inter-county level as the early season provincial and qualifier action continued apace. Club stuff first, where, when the music stopped in the late afternoon today, the identity of those who’d made it to the quarter-finals, […]

The championship starts here

Just before six o’clock this evening the deposed Ulster champions Monaghan availed of the final Get Out of Jail card in this year’s championship. So although it’s still a fortnight until the All-Ireland series gets underway, we’ve now reached the stage – with twelve counties still in the running for Sam – where every match […]

The Monday papers

I know we’re all starting to move on and think about next Sunday (when the weather is slated to be much better than it currently is – well of course it will be, aren’t the kids back at school the day after?) but there’s still the match reports on yesterday’s minor defeat to stack up […]

Minor meltdown as Meath edge it

It was a good day at Croke Park today for Donegal’s big, boisterous following but it wasn’t a good one for our minors who seemed to be on their way to victory over Meath in an All-Ireland semi-final where they rode their luck for long spells but then got swept away in the game’s controversial […]

No joy for juniors, ladies lose too

Today didn’t turn out to be a great day for football within the county, with the juniors’ attempt to land the All-Ireland foundering down in Ennis at the predictable hands of the Kerrymen while over in Hyde Park the ladies also found the Monaghan girls too hot to handle in their All-Ireland quarter-final. I wasn’t […]

Junior and minor teams for the weekend named

The junior and minor teams who are both in action this weekend have just been named. First up the juniors who face Kerry in the All-Ireland final on Saturday at Cusack Park, Ennis, where throw-in has been set for 2.30pm. The team named tonight includes three lads who have featured in the senior panel this […]

Joe McQuillan to ref our semi with Dublin

Sorry to spoil your sandwiches and crisps, hombres, but it’s just been confirmed that Joe McQuillan – Dublin’s in-house ref for most of last year’s championship – will take charge of our semi-final against the All-Ireland champions on 2nd September. This will be the first time the Cavan official has been put in charge of […]

Out of his skin

We’re as close as makes no difference to the mid-point of this long, frozen (and it froze fairly seriously in these parts last night) inter-county closed season (why does it have to be so long, by the way?) so almost the only thing left to talk about is this year’s crop of GAA books.  Even […]