Following Mayo's footballers

Let’s turn Cusack Park into a home venue on Saturday

We’re hurtling ever closer to Saturday and the U21s’ date with destiny in the form of their All-Ireland football final clash with Cork at Cusack Park in Ennis, where throw-in has been set for 6pm. Many of you will, I know, already have your plans made for getting to the match. Some of you might […]

Gearing up for Saturday’s U21 decider

Image: @MayoGAA Time is moving on and we’re inching ever closer to Saturday’s All-Ireland U21 football final, in which Mike Solan’s young guns take on Cork at Cusack Park, Ennis, where throw-in is scheduled for 6pm. While the match is being shown live on TG4 a huge Mayo following is expected to descend on the […]

Bits and bobs

Photo: BBC Various bits of #mayogaa news have been floating down the proverbial river past me over the last few days and I’ve been meaning to do a post or two about them but lethargy and other commitments have got in the way. Time for a quick round-up, then, to catch up on what’s been […]

U21 final confirmed for Ennis

Photo: Hogan Stand (Inpho/Mike Shaughnessy) It’s official: this year’s All-Ireland U21 football final will, indeed, be played at Cusack Park, Ennis, on Saturday week (April 30th). Throw-in at the Clare venue is set for 6pm. Now all we need is for the lads to produce a display like the one they provided the last time […]

Stupendous Sunday match reports

Photo: Inpho/Donall Farmer I’ve had no time today before now to get to the reports on yesterday’s heart-stopping All-Ireland U21 semi-final win over Dublin but better late than never. Here’s a quick selection of the coverage that’s out there on the game that saw us qualify for our first decider at this level in ten […]

U21s snatch sensational All-Ireland semi-final win

Well, that was fun. Not good for the heart, perhaps, but definitely of positive benefit to the soul. As a county we’ve come out on the wrong side of more than our fair share of closely-fought classics over the years so it felt very sweet to emerge from this one on the right side. The […]

Best of luck to the U21s tomorrow

Photo: I know that county-related songs have their place in the scheme of things but of more pressing concern is the match we’ve got to look forward to tomorrow. Not any old match either – it’s an All-Ireland semi-final, our first at U21 level for all of seven years, with Dublin the formidable opposition facing […]

U21 semi-final coming into focus

Photo: @MayoGAA It feels like we’re marooned in some kind of football-less desert at the minute but, of course, this is far from the case as we have an All-Ireland semi-final at Under-21 level coming up this Saturday afternoon. O’Connor Park in Tullamore – one of my all-time favourite provincial venues, I have to say: […]

U21 semi-finals confirmed for Tullamore

Photo: It’s been confirmed a short while ago that next weekend’s U21 All-Ireland semi-finals will indeed be held at O’Connor Park in Tullamore. Our match against Dublin is the first to get underway that afternoon, with throw-in scheduled for 2.45pm, while the Cork/monaghan semi gets underway at 4.30pm. Both matches will also be transmitted […]

U21 semi-final line-up completed

Photo: With the Ulster and Munster finals played on Wednesday evening and last night respectively, the All-Ireland semi-final line-up in this year’s U21 football championship – is this the final one before it becomes an U20 tournament? I’m having difficulty keeping up with these changes – has now been completed. It was expected that […]