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Barry Moran calls it a day

Photo: RTÉ News broke yesterday evening on Midwest Radio that Barry Moran has decided to call time on his inter-county career. The 32 year-old Castlebar Mitchels clubman was involved in the senior panel for the last thirteen years, during which time he featured in four All-Ireland finals and won six Connacht senior championship medals. The story is widely covered today […]

The dream

The sun had barely risen by the time Mickey had pulled himself out of bed. Beams of sunlight trickled into his room through the light, lace curtains. Mickey groaned as the rays hit his eyes, rubbing any sleep out of them. His wife turned over in bed, oblivious to her husband leaving her side. Mickey bent over, kissing his wife’s […]

Chris looks back and ahead

Photo: Mayo Advertiser/Sportsfile Chris Barrett has always been the kind of player who does his talking on the pitch. No more so than last year, when a succession of standout performances over the course of our long and winding road to September, topped by quite a sensational display in the All-Ireland final, propelled him to an All-Star award. I doubt […]

Christmas cheer for Carnacon

Photo: RTÉ For the first time since 2013 and the sixth time ever, Carnacon are the All-Ireland LGFA senior champions. They beat Cork’s Mourneabbey in this afternoon’s All-Ireland decider at Parnell Park by 0-15 to 1-10 to take the Dolores Tyrrell Memorial Cup back to Mayo once again. For Cora Staunton it’s the perfect send-off ahead of her delayed departure […]

Alan Dillon calls it a day

Photo: RTÉ It was announced a bit earlier on this morning that, at the age of 35, Alan Dillon has decided to retire as an inter-county player. The news was broken on the Mayo GAA website, with the announcement including statements from County Board Chairman Mike Connelly, manager Stephen Rochford and the man himself – it’s here. As the announcement confirms, […]

Six All-Stars for us as Andy bags FOTY award

Photo: @GAA We can’t have any complaints about how the awards were dished out tonight. Six was always the maximum number of All-Stars we were going to get and we got them all, while Andy Moran, as widely expected, bagged the Footballer of the Year award. Our six All-Star winners tonight were David Clarke, who edged out Stephen Cluxton for […]