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We should win today and maybe tomorrow too

Sure why wouldn’t we? Aren’t we (a) the defending All-Ireland U21 champions and (b) the league specialists (eleven titles and counting)? Paddy Power tends to agree, making us narrow favourites for tomorrow (we’re evens, Donegal are available at 11/10) but strongly odds-on (8/15) to prevail against Laois in the All-Ireland U21 semi-final today. Elsewhere, the Indo think we’ll win both […]

Tuesday roundup

Quick one today, stuff to do and all that. First, the U21 All-Ireland semi-final takes place this coming Saturday in Hyde Park. We’re up against Leinster champions Laois, who retained their provincial title at the weekend when they beat Offaly by three points in the Leinster final. Throw-in at the Hyde on Saturday is, according to, at 3pm. I […]

First Connacht title of the year up for grabs today

Summer really is on the way. It’s not just the incessant sunshine and the temperatures edging above the mid-teens (although these factors undoubtedly help) but it’s also the fact that the first Connacht final of the year, at U21 level, takes place this afternoon. McHale Park is the venue for today’s showdown between the reigning Connacht and All-Ireland champions (that’s […]

U21s have injury problems too, Johnno on the hustings

Mayo’s U21s start the defence of their Connacht and All-Ireland titles tomorrow afternoon in Pearse Stadium against Galway but Pat Holmes has, according to Hogan Stand, plenty of injury worries ahead of this local showdown. Senior player Aidan Campbell is a doubt (what hope has he of lasting the full 70 minutes the following day against Dublin, if he’s to […]

U21 defence starts against Galway

Mayo’s defence of their U21 Connacht and All-Ireland titles will start with a tough assignment away to Galway this coming Saturday. Galway hammered Leitrim by a whopping 23-point margin in their refixed preliminary round match in Ballinasloe on Saturday, winning by 3-20 to 0-6. My thanks again to the excellent Leitrim GAA website for providing this result, the only place […]

Defence of our U21 titles starting soon

We’ll be putting our Connacht and All-Ireland U21 titles on the line soon enough, with this year’s championship having got underway over the past few weeks. Indeed, Kerry have already been eliminated by Clare in Munster (yippeee!) and, as this is an old-style one-loss-and-you’re-out championship, they’re out of the reckoning. So too are the Dubs in Leinster. I’m kinda sorry […]