Looking ahead

Photo: jonizquierdo.com I think it really is time to start moving on from Saturday’s events and this week’s issue of the Mayo News (out today, paper and digital format) helps that process considerably. Daniel Carey has a piece on the front page of the sports section of the paper (here), which contains a very brief […]

Where to from here?

Okay, okay – so it proved to be more than yesterday’s news. The Indo has made sure of that, rolling out two follow-on pieces yesterday and another one today. Who knows? Maybe they have a whole week of content pre-cooked and ready to serve up to the nation. But, eventually, the big tent will come […]

Last year’s news

Photo: Irish Examiner So, the gift that keeps giving for the media provides its latest instalment. 5,000 words – all penned by Martin Breheny in today’s Irish Independent – of an in-depth interview with Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly about the events surrounding the heave against them a bit over a year ago. I haven’t […]

Spending and income both up sharply this year

Photo: datamaticspbo.com The County Convention takes place this Sunday, where Mayo GAA finances will, no doubt, get a good airing. Ahead of this, there’s an interesting report today in The 42 (here) detailing a number of major items in the 2016 accounts, which will be presented at the Convention. As you’ll see from the linked […]

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 […]

More about tickets

Photo: Irish Examiner The issue of All-Ireland final tickets – who gets them, how they’re shared out and all that – can be a fractious one at the best of times. But, you know, it’s a nice-to-have problem: if we weren’t in the final it’s a topic that wouldn’t be of concern to us. But […]

All together now

The decision’s been made. As I noted the other day there were valid arguments on both sides of the debate on what to do about the planned round of club matches for this coming weekend. But now the decision to call off the bulk of the games has been made and it’s time to move […]

Keep off the grass

Taking a ramble across the pitch is a long-standing tradition for supporters at the conclusion of matches held at MacHale Park. For younger patrons the ritual usually involves dashing at high speed onto the playing area as soon as the final whistle sounds. In a way, it’s part of what we are. This coming weekend, however, […]

Online development draw now aimed at players training fund

As you no doubt already know, the long-standing club and county development draw went online not that long ago. The online variant of this enabled those entering the development draw either to support their local club or the senior county training fund in doing so. While the club development draw remains open in the old […]

Open night this Friday

Image: @MayoGAA In the case of the senior team, I know that for the best part of an hour after the full-time whistle sounds at every inter-county match played at MacHale Park, it’s pretty much open season with the players as they’re invariably engulfed by hordes of young supporters seeking autographs, selfies and that kind […]