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Aidan to lead in Australia

Photo: The squad for the forthcoming International Rules series in Australia was named today. As had been trailed in advance, it was announced that Aidan O’Shea will captain the Irish team in next month’s two-match series Down Under with Monaghan’s Conor McManus serving as vice-captain. In all there are four Mayo lads on the squad named today by manager Joe […]

James “has no intention” of walking away

Ahead of tomorrow night’s well-trailed meeting between James Horan and County Board officials, Terry Reilly in the Irish Examiner is reporting this morning that James Horan “has no intention” of stepping down from the position. Furthermore, Terry says that while changes to James’ backroom team are expected to be made, with James Nallen’s future involvement a major doubt, it looks as if […]

County Board expecting James to stay on

Photo: Irish Examiner Terry Reilly has a piece in today’s Irish Examiner quoting County Board PRO Aiden McLoughlin which gives the clearest indication yet that James Horan will indeed continue as manager for a fourth season. In this report, Aiden McLoughlin states squarely that as far as the Baord are concerned “James will be in charge next season.” Apparently, the […]

A tale of two series

It’s difficult to miss the irony of the situation that sees the first International Rules test taking place just over 24 hours before the semi-finals of the Railway Cups.  But, of course, nobody needs to read the tea leaves in order to interpret what the GAA hierarchy feels about the much-maligned interprovincials, with Nickey Brennan himself declaring recently that the […]

Tom Parsons included in Boylan’s Aussie squad

Sean Boylan named his squad today for the biff-bash-boom trip Down Under later this month and, somewhat surprisingly, there will be a Mayoman there to risk life and limb in the latest two-series instalment of that bastardised this-is-what-you-get-when-you-cross-a-kangaroo-and-a-donkey pursuit.  I had thought that Pierce Hanley was the only likely candidate from within the county to make the squad but instead […]

You do the crime, you do the time

It’s good to see that Croke Park has delivered a very justified clip around the ear to Cork by awarding the league points to their opponents for those football and hurling matches they failed to play while their players were out huddled around the brazier. It’s called the Polluter Pays Principle, Boy. Kilkenny, decent folk that they are in that […]

Open wide now …

Late start today due to two hours spent in the dentist’s chair this morning, which left me with a numb jaw, a slightly drunken gait and a considerably lighter wallet. Okay, let’s get to it as there’s quite a bit to cover. The Mayo News is the obvious place to start. Johnno says he was “gutted” by the result on […]