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Dublin 1-17 Mayo 1-16: heartbreak ending yet again

So near and yet so far. For the third time in five years, we’ve come up short in a final against Dublin by a single, miserable point. Sport sure can be horribly, unforgivably cruel at times. We certainly know this more than most. You’ll understand, I’m sure, that I’m in no fit state right now to spend the time that […]

Ladies dethrone the champions

Photo: @ColmGannon The Mayo ladies took the field in their LGFA Senior All-Ireland semi-final against Cork at Breffni Park this afternoon as rank outsiders.  They produced a stunning performance at the Cavan venue, however, to dethrone the long-standing champions and set up an All-Ireland final meeting with Dublin in three weeks time. The ladies won in the finish by two […]

Monday match reports

Photo: MichaelMaye.com We’re two days on from the replay win over Kerry and there’s a thicket of fawning guff about the Dubs to wade through in the media but Saturday’s win was one that put us through to our second All-Ireland final appearance on the trot. It’s definitely worth, then, spending a bit of time looking back on the match […]

Mayo 2-16 Kerry 0-17: Kingdom conquered

These are the days of our lives. We’ve known for a fair while what a special team this is but this year has proven the point beyond doubt. Today’s win over Kerry – a first championship win over the Kingdom in 21 long years – rams it home. Going into today’s All-Ireland semi-final replay, I was full of the kind […]

Monday match reports

Photo: RTÉ I haven’t done the morning-after-the-day-before round-up of coverage for ages – the Galway match back in June was the last time – due to a combination of logistical, connectivity and time-related issues. But yesterday was an All-Ireland semi-final, we’re back at base after our summer’s gallivanting and there’s plenty to read about us today. Ready for it? Okay, […]

Mayo 2-14 Kerry 2-14: stalemate … again

Well, it’d be a dull old championship if we weren’t in it, wouldn’t it? Eight games on and we’re still there, not in the final but not out of it either. We should have won today but were a bit fortunate to come away with a draw. The biggest factor in today’s match started to become apparent a few hours […]

Mayo 1-12 Roscommon 2-9: Western stalemate 

Just another championship day for us, wasn’t it? Ever since we decided to go all batshit loony tunes, this is the way it is with us. Another game we should have won but didn’t, another one we could easily have lost but didn’t either. No extra-time today, though, so the crazy caravan gets another outing, this time on August Bank […]

Clare 0-13 Mayo 2-14: second half surge does it

Up until today we’d never won a qualifier match played on the opposition’s home patch. It was, then, wholly appropriate that a venue close to so many Mayo supporters’ hearts should be the location where we broke that particular duck. Cusack Park, Ennis, looked resplendent in the bright warm sunshine today. The pitch was a green, sun-kissed carpet and, packed […]

Mayo 2-21 Derry 1-13: somehow still in it

It’s impossible to provide any kind of rational narrative about what was, by any measure, one of the more irrational matches you’re likely to come across. It was a contest we refused to take charge of for so long, looked beaten before exploding to life near the end of normal time, then just as quickly threw away a winning position. […]