The weekend’s action

The weekend is upon us once again and more on-field activity awaits. The U21s play tomorrow and then the seniors take the field on Sunday. The U21s have their second match in the North-West Cup. This one is against Donegal, which throws in at James Stephens Park in Ballina tomorrow at 2.30pm. With both of […]

Losing start for U21s

The U21s’ belated start to this year’s North-West Cup ended in defeat this evening at the Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence. Under the lights at Scarden it was the home team that came out on top, winning by 2-5 to 0-10. Most of the damage seems to have been done in the first half when […]

Weekend’s action approaching

It’s Thursday already and, with the weekend drawing near, so too is the action slated for Saturday and Sunday. Mind you, the snow’s apparently on the way too, though the worst of the cold blast appears to be due to hit later on today and tomorrow so maybe playing conditions will be okay for the weekend. […]

U21 match against Derry is OFF

As the bush telegraph here on the site had already signalled earlier on today, it’s now been confirmed officially that tomorrow’s U21 North-West Cup match against Derry is off, due to the Oakleafers’ withdrawal from the tournament. Here’s the official confirmation of the cancellation: Due to the withdrawal of @Doiregaa from the U21 North West […]

Fresh faces in the frame for the FBD

Photo: With the 2016 senior panel flying out to South Africa today for a 10-day break (no, before you ask I’m not sure where in that country they’re headed but, wherever it is they’re going, the weather in that part of the world looks a good bit better than here right now), the county’s […]

Hello 2017

The sun’s up and shining, a bright blue sky out there on the first day of 2017. Last year and all that happened – as well as all that didn’t happen – is over with, a new year of new possibilities lies undiscovered before us. It’s a significant year for the blog too because a month […]

Farewell 2016

Image: So, what’s left of the old year is now down to a matter of mere hours. Bloody quare year it was too, in so many ways. Plenty of people, myself included, will, I’d say, shed few tears at its passing tonight. From a Mayo GAA point of view it was, of course, a rollercoaster […]

An unbelievable year for David and Fergal

When asked for his thoughts on national television after his man-of-the-match performance in the All-Ireland minor football final win of 2013, David Kenny brought the word ‘Un*******believable’ to the attention of the lexicography department of the Oxford English Dictionary. Sadly the Tooreen man’s slip of the tongue didn’t make the OED cut that year, but […]

Ends and beginnings for the U21s

Photo: @MayoGAA Last night at Breaffy was a proud one for the county’s all-conquering U21 team of 2016. At a celebration event in the hotel, they were presented with their All-Ireland medals and very nice the medals looked too: Here it is, what these lads have worked so hard for on behalf of #mayogaa. […]

Masters land All-Ireland at last

Photo: @IrishTV As the saying goes, it’s the old dog for the hard road. The Mayo Masters confirmed that adage earlier on today up in Ballinagh when after extra-time in the All-Ireland Masters final replay, with the drawn final three weeks ago having itself gone to extra-time, they finally got the better of a valiant […]