Mayo GAA Blog

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Site stats update

Image: Optasense.com Every year in early January I go a bit nerdy and do a post – largely for my own amusement – on what the web traffic to the site was in the previous year and how this measures up to the years before. Here’s the end-2017 update on this topic. The first graph below shows the annual page […]

Two big club moves

Photo: Mayo News The Mayo News has tonight come out with two exclusives concerning high-profile moves within the club scene. One is on the playing side and the other relates to management. The player in question is Donal Vaughan, with Mike Finnerty reporting (here) that he’s in the process of completing a transfer from Ballinrobe to Castlebar Mitchels. Ballinrobe dropped […]

Great champions need to be good winners too

Photo: Irish Mirror (Inpho/James Crombie) The match is over and, painful though it is for us to admit it, Dublin won. They’re the champions. They are, in fact, the three-in-a-row champions, the first time such a feat has been achieved since Kerry completed a trio of All-Irelands back in 1986. That was a great Kerry team. I saw them in […]

Mayo 0-12 Monaghan 1-11: error-ridden display ends in defeat

So another year of competitive football is up and running for us but unfortunately this one – like last year – has opened for us in defeat. Unlike the thumping down in Cork twelve months ago, however, tonight’s two-point loss to Monaghan was wholly preventable, which I guess is why it feels so frustrating. There was a great sense of […]

Ten years, ten posts

The final part of the blog’s tenth birthday celebrations is a retrospective on how the Mayo GAA story has been covered here for the last decade. Ten years of chronicling this story from my perspective has involved the creation of a whole pile of posts – 2,722 by me to be exact, as well as 177 guest pieces – in […]