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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Minor match reports + Round 2B throw-ins still TBC

Photo: @ConnachtGAA Just a quick one, this, to provide a few links to reports on the minors’ match last night. The only proper account of the game, which our lads won by 4-11 to 1-8, is provided by Colm Gannon in the Mayo Advertiser. His match report is here. Round-up reports, covering both our match and […]

Four goals for minors as they advance to decider

Photo: @GAA_2016 The Mayo minors opened their championship campaign in impressive fashion at Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon this evening. Belmullet’s Ryan O’Donoghue was the star of the show at the Leitrim venue, bagging 3-4 as Enda Gilvarry’s charges ran out convincing winners on a scoreline of 4-11 to 1-8. Ryan O’Donoghue opened the […]

Minors in action this evening

Image: @MayoClub51 With most of the focus at the minute on the seniors and their backdoor concerns, the start of this year’s minor championship has kinda snuck up on us. The provincial minor campaign got underway last Saturday with a quarter-final meeting between Roscommon and Sligo – which the young Rossies won by the narrowest […]

Under the radar

The recent success of the Mayo U21s ushered in the end of a long winter and the dawn of a promising summer. One of the contributors to the blog asked if those U21s were the first from Mayo since 1950/51 to have won two All-Ireland winners’ medals. Sometimes I am sad at the lack of […]