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Monday match reports

Lookit, I want to drop these on your lap as much as you want to read them but it’s part of the Monday morning routine after a game. Here goes, then, in relation to the coverage on yesterday’s one-point loss to Galway at Salthill. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph (match report, primer on qualifier route now facing us). Nationals: Irish […]

Galway 0-15 Mayo 1-11: self-destruction in Salthill

For this hugely experienced team of ours to lose one Connacht championship match to Galway might be regarded as unfortunate but to lose two in succession has to be viewed as downright careless. We allowed them to mug us in MacHale Park a year ago and today at Pearse Stadium it was primarily our own failings that saw them record […]

Monday match reports

Photo: MichaelMaye.com Monday morning and, for a change, I’m still on home soil the morning after the day before though I’ll be hitting the road back to the capital before too awful long. Here’s what my trawl this morning of the coverage on yesterday’s game has thrown up. Locals: Connaught Telegraph, Mayo Advertiser. Nationals: Irish Examiner, Irish Times, Irish Independent […]

Mayo 2-14 Sligo 0-11: job done

We’re off and running again. The first, and most important, priority today was simply to win and, with a flattering nine points to spare over Sligo in this afternoon’s Connacht SFC quarter-final at MacHale Park, we did that. The performance may have been less than impressive but it was good enough to get us the win we needed. There’s been […]

Monday match reports

Photo: MichaelMaye.com I’m well behind schedule in doing this – the rain that was falling in Mayo as I was leaving early this morning is about to start up here on the east coast now, by the looks of it – and it was my overnight stay in the west, coupled with the drive back first thing followed by other stuff […]

Mayo 1-12 Donegal 0-13: top tier status secured after torrid tussle

Going into today’s final round of this year’s League there were two potential routes open to us for preserving our Division One status. For long stretches of this afternoon’s combustible clash with Donegal it looked as if we were going to have to rely on the fall-back option of Roscommon beating Cavan to keep us up. Eventually, though, we looked […]

U21s gunned down by Galway

Photo: @mayonewssport The county’s reign as Connacht and All-Ireland U21 football champions is over, following this evening’s 2-13 to 1-10 defeat to Galway at Tuam in the Connacht semi-final. By all accounts, the young Tribesmen were full value for their victory and were well on top all evening. They weren’t, however, able to translate this dominance fully onto the scoreboard […]

Monday match reports

Photo: MichaelMaye.com There’s no easy way to do this, I know, so maybe it’s best just to leap right in. Here, then, are the match reports on our latest depressing inter-county engagement. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph, Anglo-Celt.  Nationals: Irish Examiner, Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Sun, Irish News. Others: GAA, RTÉ (match report, quotes), The 42, Hogan Stand (match […]