Following Mayo's footballers

. . . and our young guns have grabbed it!

First spoils of the Summer to Mayo! Our U21s this afternoon retained their Connacht U21 title when they destroyed Roscommon by 1-22 to 1-8 in the Connacht final at McHale Park. The Rossies came into the match with high hopes, their team containing five of last year’s All-Ireland winning minor side, but they were outplayed […]

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 […]

U21s win; playoffs beckon if seniors do too

Our U21s got off to a flyer yesterday in their Connacht championship campaign, easing comfortably past Galway at Pearse Stadium. The defending Connacht and All-Ireland champions had seven points to spare over the Tribesmen, winning by 1-13 to 0-9. They now face the Rossies – who beat Sligo yesterday by 1-14 to 0-10 in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Galway v Leitrim drowned with the shamrocks

Galway and Leitrim were meant to face off at Pearse Stadium yesterday in the U21 Connacht championship for the right to meet the reigning U21 Connacht and All-Ireland champions (that’s our lads) on the 31st of this month. However, the match was rained off and is now refixed for Ballinasloe next Saturday (24th) at 3.30pm. […]

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 […]