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Wonderful Westport claim club title

What’s rare, they say, is beautiful. Teams from Mayo – even ones going into a final, as Westport did today, as odds-on favourites to prevail – haven’t exactly spoiled us with happy endings at Croke Park. In those nerve-shredding final moments of today’s All-Ireland IFC club decider it began to look as if we’d have another one to add to the […]

Monday match reports

Photo: MichaelMaye.com Sitting here with the Mayo News football podcast playing in the background, picking through the reports on our heartwarming win on Saturday night over Kerry – yes, there are worse ways to start the week. Here’s your Monday morning match report collection. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Tralee Today. Nationals: Irish Examiner, Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Sun. Others: GAA, RTÉ, […]

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 […]

Wonderful Westport win it in extra-time

Photo: @AIB_GAA Marketing campaigns, by their nature, tend towards vacuous twaddle but the one about the club championships being the toughest is more accurate than most. This was illustrated down at Cusack Park, Ennis, this afternoon when unfancied Westport slugged it out in the rain with Kenmare, eventually winning their All-Ireland IFC club semi-final after extra-time by 1-10 to 0-11. […]