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Rossies sound warning ahead of Saturday evening

The prevailing narrative for some time has been that our 2019 League Division One campaign starts with a nice, handy opening fixture. Roscommon’s impressive five-point win over a strong Galway line-up in this afternoon’s FBD League final, however, sounds a timely warning about our taking next Saturday evening’s match for granted. Reports on Roscommon’s 0-13 to 1-5 over Galway in […]

Galway FBD League review – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E2

It turns out that penalty shootouts in Gaelic football are like buses – you wait forever for one to come along and then two arrive together. And so it was yesterday at Tuam Stadium where, just seven days after the novelty of seeing a spot-kick tie-breaker against Leitrim in Carrick-on-Shannon, a late, late goal by Galway forced Mayo into a […]

Monday match reports

I didn’t think I’d have the time this morning to sort this one but I’ve managed to squeeze it in so here goes with the usual post-game set of links to the match reports and associated coverage I’ve been able to find relating to yesterday’s FBD encounter with Galway at Tuam Stadium. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph. Nationals: Irish Times, […]

Team to face Galway named

We’ve just named our team to play Galway in Sunday’s FBD League semi-final at Tuam Stadium (throw-in 1.30pm). Here’s the starting fifteen we’ve named: Mayo (FBD League Semi-Final v Galway, 13/1/2019): Rob Hennelly (Breaffy); Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis), Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), David Drake (Ballaghaderreen); Colm Boyle (Davitts, captain), Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber), James McCormack (Claremorris); Donal Vaughan (Castlebar Mitchels), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber); […]

Tasty tussle with Tribesmen in store this Sunday

Fresh from our penalty shootout dramatics up in Carrick last Sunday, the next pre-season test for James Horan and his Mayo team comes this weekend. Galway provide the opposition in Sunday’s FBD League semi-final at Tuam Stadium, where throw-in is fixed for 1.30pm. Neither side will, I’m sure, be keen to ascribe any significance to this January derby clash. The […]

Team named for Sunday

There I was earlier on saying that naming teams in advance wasn’t really the done thing for the FBD. Well, James Horan and his selectors clearly had other ideas – as is their prerogative – and have decided to release details of the starting fifteen for Sunday’s FBD opener against Leitrim at Carrick-on-Shannon (throw-in 1.30pm). Here’s the team that’s been […]

Ballintubber’s run ends as Corofin clinch Connacht three-in-a-row

Photo: @ConnachtGAA Ballintubber’s quest for a first-ever Connacht Senior club championship title ended in defeat this afternoon at MacHale Park. While they took the game with confidence to defending champions Corofin in the opening half, they had no answer when the Galway lads turned the screw with increasing effect after the break. Corofin won by 2-10 to 1-9 at the […]

Club championship round-up

Photo: Londain GAA (via @MariaCoyne1) It was a case of mixed fortunes for teams from the county in their respective Connacht club championship matches this weekend. Four Mayo clubs were in action over the weekend, with two of them progressing to the provincial final stage while the other two bowed out of contention. Let’s start with Tooreen and that historic outing […]

Connacht club action this weekend

It’s a big weekend of club championship action at provincial level, with the winners of all three football titles within the county seeking to progress at provincial level while Tooreen fly the flag for the small ball code. Ballintubber came through an ultra-cagey preliminary round tie last weekend against Sligo champions Tourlestrane and on Sunday they face Leitrim’s Aughawillan in […]