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The final four

Photo: Kilkennycityonline.com The usual thing to say when the end of July comes around is that the real championship is about to begin. But you could as easily argue nowadays that it’s only when the field is whittled down to the last four contenders that the proper action starts. The final four in this year’s championship are a familiar bunch. Dublin, […]

Down to the final twelve

Photo: Kilkennycityonline.com The “real” championship only gets going nowadays when the All-Ireland Series swings into action. It’s a situation that’ll become more entrenched next year when the so-called Super Eight is played off for the first time but the final twelve has also developed some minor cachet of its own in recent years. This is probably to do with timing […]

Listen to Leeroy

Photo: Independent.ie (Sportsfile) Lee Keegan is all over the media at the minute, arising from his involvement at Croke Park yesterday in the launch of the Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camps. The current Footballer of the Year features in pieces today in the Irish Examiner, Irish Independent, Irish News, Irish Mirror, The 42, GAA and he was also interviewed on NewsTalk’s Off […]

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 […]

Wonderful Westport claim club title

What’s rare, they say, is beautiful. Teams from Mayo – even ones going into a final, as Westport did today, as odds-on favourites to prevail – haven’t exactly spoiled us with happy endings at Croke Park. In those nerve-shredding final moments of today’s All-Ireland IFC club decider it began to look as if we’d have another one to add to the […]

An unbelievable year for David and Fergal

When asked for his thoughts on national television after his man-of-the-match performance in the All-Ireland minor football final win of 2013, David Kenny brought the word ‘Un*******believable’ to the attention of the lexicography department of the Oxford English Dictionary. Sadly the Tooreen man’s slip of the tongue didn’t make the OED cut that year, but an air of confidence and […]

Ends and beginnings for the U21s

Photo: @MayoGAA Last night at Breaffy was a proud one for the county’s all-conquering U21 team of 2016. At a celebration event in the hotel, they were presented with their All-Ireland medals and very nice the medals looked too: Here it is, what these lads have worked so hard for on behalf of #mayogaa. pic.twitter.com/hirXRwg8Uf — Mayo GAA (@MayoGAA) December […]