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Hurlers’ play-off fixed for Saturday

Photo: MichaelMaye.com Sticking with the hurlers for a just a bit longer, it was announced today that the Christy Ring promotion/relegation play-off will take place this coming Saturday (11th June). JP Coen’s charges will face off that afternoon against Derry in Ballinamore, Leitrim, at 3pm to decide which of them gets to play in hurling’s second tier championship next year and which operates […]

Seamus O’Shea our MOTM from yesterday

I had a ridiculously early morning this morning so I can’t leave it any longer tonight to bring the shutters down on the Man of the Match poll from yesterday’s game against Derry. This week’s one was close enough but, with 24% of all votes cast, this week’s MOTM award goes to Seamus O’Shea whose commanding performance in the middle […]

Monday match reports

Photo: @MayoClub51 Early start, early flight coming up so here’s a very brief round-up of the reports on yesterday’s win over Derry. Mayo Advertiser (match report, quotes from Noel Connelly), GAA, RTÉ, BBC, The 42, Hogan Stand, Breaking News, Irish Times (paywall), Irish Independent. No sign of anything on the Irish Examiner website at this early hour. That piece with Noel […]

Five changes for Sunday

The team to play Derry up in Celtic Park in the fourth round of this year’s League campaign (throw-in 2.30pm) was named a short while ago. Here’s the starting fifteen we’ve named: Mayo (NFL Division One v Derry 8/3/2015): Kenneth O’Malley (Ballinrobe); Tom Cunniffe (Castlebar Mitchels), Kevin Keane (Westport), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Lee Keegan (Westport), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Colm Boyle […]

Looking ahead to the Derry game

Photo: MichaelMaye.com It’s midweek already and so in the midst of this helter-skelter period of matches we’re already counting down to the next one, which see us taking on Derry up at Celtic Park on Sunday. Throw-in for this one is at the slightly later time of 2.30pm, as it’s a double-header with the 12.45pm curtain-raiser featuring the Oakleafers against Carlow […]

More changes on the way for Sunday

That report in the Mayo News that was mentioned in the comments earlier on is here and it confirms that further changes to the starting fifteen are certain to be made for Sunday’s trip to Celtic Park. With the U21s starting their Connacht championship campaign in a week’s time, it’s no surprise that Stephen Coen, Patrick Durcan and Diarmuid O’Connor […]