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Rebels uncorked

Photo: The 42 Okay, it’s definitely time to start thinking ahead to our next all-or-nothing test in this year’s championship. This one comes in the form of a Round 4A qualifier tie against Cork at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick on Saturday week (22nd July) where throw-in has been fixed for 5pm. Every match is a big one for us at […]

Aidan O’Shea our MOTM from yesterday’s game

Photo: MichaelMaye.com Two outstanding performances in two weeks and so, for the second championship match in a row, Aidan O’Shea is our Man of the Match. He put in a scintillating display against Clare yesterday, his power and drive proving central to our wresting control of the contest after the break and this was reflected in the poll numbers. The […]

Rossies’ rout means it’s Cork next for us

Photo: Irish Times (Bryan Keane/Inpho) After the bright summer sunshine at Cusack Park in Ennis yesterday it was rain and wind at Pearse Stadium today. I doubt that bothered the Roscommon faithful much as Kevin McStay’s charges pulled off a glorious ambush, spectacularly bursting Galway’s self-regarding balloon to seal their first Connacht title since 2010. Well done to them. By […]

Clare 0-13 Mayo 2-14: second half surge does it

Up until today we’d never won a qualifier match played on the opposition’s home patch. It was, then, wholly appropriate that a venue close to so many Mayo supporters’ hearts should be the location where we broke that particular duck. Cusack Park, Ennis, looked resplendent in the bright warm sunshine today. The pitch was a green, sun-kissed carpet and, packed […]

Team named for tomorrow’s game

Photo: @RMcB5Foundation We named our team a short while ago for tomorrow’s Round 3A qualifier clash with Clare at Cusack Park, Ennis (throw-in 5pm). Here it is: Mayo (All-Ireland SFC qualifiers Round 3A v Clare, 8/7/2017): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Chris Barrett (Belmullet); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe); Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy), […]

Clare uncovered

Photo: Irish Mirror/Cathal Noonan This is the seventeenth season since the qualifiers were introduced and so the number of counties we haven’t yet met in the championship has got whittled down a good bit in the years since 2001. Clare are one of the counties we still have to cross off our list but that’s a job we’ll get to […]