Juniors through to the All-Ireland

On a day where two unfancied Munster counties lit up the senior football championship – and well done to both Clare and Tipperary – the county’s Junior footballers qualified for their second All-Ireland final in a row. This afternoon at O’Connor Park in Tullamore they got the better of Wexford, winning out by 2-10 to […]

Sunday match reports

Photo: MichaelMaye.com The sun is shining, the legs are fine after yesterday’s exertions and we’re headed into Round 4B of the qualifiers with increasing velocity. Things could be worse right now. Just time for a quick trot through the coverage on the game so here goes: Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph. Nationals: Sunday Independent, Irish […]

Mayo 2-17 Kildare 0-14: onwards and upwards

Some days just turn out to be ones to treasure. Today, for me, was for sure one of those rare, gilded ones I’ll look back on wistfully for many a day. It’s been a long day – the first half of which was spent cycling, in near perfect conditions, the jaw-dropping splendour of the Westportif […]

Minors fall short in Connacht decider

Photo: @Elverys With all the brouhaha surrounding the seniors today, the minors haven’t got much of a look-in. Enda Gilvarry’s charges are deserving of a mention, however, as they were in action today at Pearse Stadium in the Connacht MFC decider. The windy and wet conditions at Salthill today weren’t conducive to flowing football but […]

Mayo 2-14 Fermanagh 1-12: second half revival sees us through

At half-time today I’d happily have taken any kind of win. Fermanagh were well on top with the wind in that opening period and all the problems we’d seen so graphically against Galway three weeks ago were still there. Although we’d have the gale behind us in the second half, it’d require a far better […]

Minor match reports + Round 2B throw-ins still TBC

Photo: @ConnachtGAA Just a quick one, this, to provide a few links to reports on the minors’ match last night. The only proper account of the game, which our lads won by 4-11 to 1-8, is provided by Colm Gannon in the Mayo Advertiser. His match report is here. Round-up reports, covering both our match and […]

Four goals for minors as they advance to decider

Photo: @GAA_2016 The Mayo minors opened their championship campaign in impressive fashion at Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon this evening. Belmullet’s Ryan O’Donoghue was the star of the show at the Leitrim venue, bagging 3-4 as Enda Gilvarry’s charges ran out convincing winners on a scoreline of 4-11 to 1-8. Ryan O’Donoghue opened the […]

Sunday match reports

There are days when the weather matches your mood more or less perfectly, today being an obvious case in point. Unless you’re from Galway, I guess, though a spot of singin’ in the rain might be in order there. I’m only going to do a quick gallop through the reports today. It’s a job that I […]

Mayo 0-12 Galway 1-12: six-in-a-row hopes smashed

We came, confidently expecting this to be the first step on the way to an unprecedented six Connacht titles in a row, the first match on the road back to Croke Park, back to where the real championship starts. We left a wet and grey MacHale Park later this evening, however, with those hopes in […]

Hurlers dig deep to deliver Rackard Cup success

We’re starting to get used to this! Another final, another win, this one at HQ to boot. Huge congrats to hurlers for what was a really gutsy win. I’m not going to get into any kind of match report on today’s Rackard Cup final – partly because the red wine is flowing freely here at […]