Andy’s double clinches sensational comeback win

When we were eight points behind, as well as a man down, midway through the second half of this afternoon’s lively FBD League encounter against Roscommon at Kiltoom, it was all looking more than a little grim. Indeed, with all the momentum with the home team a bit of a paddling seemed to be in […]

Monday match reports

Photos: MichaelMaye.com Another Monday, more match reports. I could get into the swing of this, you know. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph. Nationals: Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Irish Times (FBD round-up report). Photos: Mayo Mick, Sportsfile. Colm Gannon of the Mayo Advertiser also nabbed Stephen Rochford after the game to get his reaction to the […]

Freeman firing in first win of the year

Photo: MichaelMaye.com James Stephens Park in Ballina was the venue today for the county’s second outing in this year’s pre-season FBD League. A winning run-out it proved to be too with the lads never really troubled at any stage as they ambled to a six-point win over the students. It finished 1-21 to 1-15. You’ll forgive […]

Monday match reports

Photo: MichaelMaye.com It’s Monday, there was a game yesterday so, yes folks, that can only mean one thing – the return of the Monday match reports. Because it’s only the FBD the pickings are a bit on the miserly side but here they are. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph. Nationals: Irish Independent, Irish Times, Irish […]

Students tops in shootout

Photo: @L0ftus21 The FBD League is traditionally a time for experimentation but, with almost the entire 2016 senior panel away on holidays at the minute, 2017 started this afternoon for Stephen Rochford and his selectors with the most comprehensive appraisal of fringe players seen for many years. Given this, it’s not surprising that the county’s […]

Dublin 1-15 Mayo 1-14: so close yet again

Another one and this one I truly believe will be the hardest of the lot to live with. We’ve lost another All-Ireland final and this time we did so in what appears to have been an avoidable manner. Even now I can’t fully comprehend how we did so. The decision to play Robbie Hennelly rather […]

Mayo 0-15 Dublin 2-9: heroic fightback secures second shot at Sam

We’re still alive. And still standing. Twice in today’s All-Ireland final, it looked like the game was gone beyond us but both times we clawed our way back into it. Our second comeback was particularly impressive and Cillian O’Connor showed incredible composure to fire over the leveler deep into injury time. So it’s a replay, […]

Mayo 2-13 Tipperary 0-14: Tipp topped and we’re back in the final

Job done. It wasn’t the perfect performance, we did far less than shoot the lights out but, that nervy opening quarter aside when Tipperary opened a three-point gap on us, we never really looked like losing today’s All-Ireland semi-final. We were full value for our five-point win and we’re now back in the big one […]

Mayo 0-13 Tyrone 0-12: when the going gets tough the tough get going

We’re back. In truth we never really went anywhere except in the minds of those who dreamt up that lazy, inaccurate and hugely disrespectful narrative about this team being in sharp decline. Well, that particular world-view got its answer in Croke Park this afternoon. The earth-shattering roar that went up from the large Mayo crowd […]

Kildare kill off minor hopes

Photo: @Mayomanindublin At senior level, we ended Kildare’s championship gallop in Round 3B of the qualifiers a few weeks back. This afternoon at O’Connor Park, however, the Lilywhites’ minors returned the favour, dumping our lads out of the race for the Tom Markham Cup. Kildare won today’s All-Ireland quarter-final clash at Tullamore by 2-14 to […]