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Minors no match for Galway

Photo: @MayoGAA The county’s dismal championship record at underage in recent years continues unabated. In this afternoon’s Connacht MFC preliminary round tie at MacHale Park, Damien Gavin’s charges were no match at all for Galway. Trailing from within minutes of the throw-in, our lads ended up shipping a severe beating, losing in the end by 3-15 to 0-11. The writing was […]

Minor team to play Galway named

Photo: Joe.ie The county’s minor footballers have a do-or-die meeting at the weekend with Galway. Their preliminary round Connacht MFC championship fixture throws in at MacHale Park this coming Sunday (April 30th) at 2.30pm. It’s the final year that minor will be played as an U18 competition and our lads have been handed the toughest possible route through the province this […]

The rest of the weekend’s action

Photo: @officialgaa The main focus for us this weekend is, understandably, on MacHale Park tomorrow afternoon and the match that’ll determine our League status for next year. It’s not the only match on this weekend, though, and there were a few games of note that took place today. What better place to start than at Croke Park? It was at HQ […]

Damien Gavin confirmed as minor manager

The County Board executive met last night and at the meeting Damien Gavin was confirmed as the new manager of the county minors. The Swinford clubman was previously part of Enda Gilvarry’s backroom team and he now takes charge for 2017, aided and assisted by selectors Brian McLoughlin (Burrishoole), Padraic Costello (Ballinrobe) and Michael Doocey (Cill Chomáin). Enda Gilvarry’s reign as […]

Inter-county fixtures for 2017

Image: Openclipart.org The GAA released their 2017 Master Fixtures Schedule yesterday and, from this, Mayo GAA have today published the full list of fixtures involving the county for next year. This includes football and hurling, senior, junior and underage. The whole lot, in other words, and it’s all here. I haven’t yet transcribed these fixtures across to the relevant page here […]

Kildare kill off minor hopes

Photo: @Mayomanindublin At senior level, we ended Kildare’s championship gallop in Round 3B of the qualifiers a few weeks back. This afternoon at O’Connor Park, however, the Lilywhites’ minors returned the favour, dumping our lads out of the race for the Tom Markham Cup. Kildare won today’s All-Ireland quarter-final clash at Tullamore by 2-14 to 2-8 and they now advance […]

Good luck to the minors today

Photo: @MayoPPS_GAA So it’s August and we’re still playing football. Today the attention switches away from the seniors and onto the county’s minors, who are in action in Tullamore this afternoon. Every football match played in August is an all-or-nothing one and the challenge facing Enda Gilvarry and his charges at O’Connor Park this afternoon comes in the form of […]

Minors fall short in Connacht decider

Photo: @Elverys With all the brouhaha surrounding the seniors today, the minors haven’t got much of a look-in. Enda Gilvarry’s charges are deserving of a mention, however, as they were in action today at Pearse Stadium in the Connacht MFC decider. The windy and wet conditions at Salthill today weren’t conducive to flowing football but the Galway lads coped better […]

Minors unchanged for Sunday’s final

Team news, is it? Well, the team to face Galway in Sunday’s Connacht minor football decider at Pearse Stadium (throw-in 12pm) has just been named and it’s unchanged from the one that lined out against Leitrim in last week’s semi-final. Full details are as follows: Mayo (Connacht MFC final v Galway, 10/7/2016): Adam Byrne (Aghamore); Cathal Horan (Kilmovee), Donovan Cosgrove (Kiltimagh, captain), John […]