Monday match reports

Photo: @MayoGAA This time yesterday morning I was out barrelling along on the bike in the midst of what would prove to be a rather brisk 85 km spin in the verdant East Mayo countryside. Sadly it’s into the car with the bike shortly for the drive back to Dublin. Not before doing a quick […]

London 0-9 Mayo 2-16: job done

Photo: @mayo_mick We had two objectives going into this afternoon’s Connacht championship opener against London over in Ruislip. The first was to win the match by a decent margin and the second was to hope that we’d emerge from the fixture with no new injury concerns. From the sounds of it, we achieved both these […]

Ladies unable to halt Cork juggernaut

Photo: RTÉ I’m only back in the door inside the last few minutes and having spent some hours behind the wheel I missed all of the action from this evening’s LGFA League Division One decider. From what I can gather our girls battled bravely against the all-conquering Rebels but in the end it was Cork […]

Juniors through to Connacht final

Photo: @MayoAdvertSport The Juniors came through this evening’s Connacht semi-final clash against Sligo, winning out by 2-8 to 2-5 in the match played at the Enniscrone/Kilglass GAA pitch. They’ll now face Galway in the provincial final later in the month. I was only following this evening’s contest on Twitter so I have just the bare […]

All-Ireland winning match reports

Photo: @MayoGAA Mayo Day has given way to May Day and for the first time in what feels like a generation there’s a touch of warmth to the air today. Summer’s on the way. And we’re the U21 All-Ireland champions. On the way back from Limerick in 2014, it was our great misfortune to end […]

Champions 

So, it truly was Mayo Day. And what an evening it was at Cusack Park in Ennis, one where the county’s U21 team swept to All-Ireland victory thanks to a five-goal haul that saw them beat Cork on a scoreline of 5-7 to 1-14. They did so in front of a raucous, partisan Mayo crowd […]

No country for old men

Walking along the North Circular Road early this afternoon, it almost felt like All-Ireland final day. The vicinity was thronged and most of the people out on the streets looked like they were going to form part of the capacity crowd that was set to assemble at Croke Park. The weather was fine, the two […]

Stupendous Sunday match reports

Photo: Inpho/Donall Farmer I’ve had no time today before now to get to the reports on yesterday’s heart-stopping All-Ireland U21 semi-final win over Dublin but better late than never. Here’s a quick selection of the coverage that’s out there on the game that saw us qualify for our first decider at this level in ten […]

U21s snatch sensational All-Ireland semi-final win

Well, that was fun. Not good for the heart, perhaps, but definitely of positive benefit to the soul. As a county we’ve come out on the wrong side of more than our fair share of closely-fought classics over the years so it felt very sweet to emerge from this one on the right side. The […]

Monday match reports

Photo: MichaelMaye.com So here we are with our Division One status retained for another year and the final set of match-related paraphernalia for this particular League campaign to sort through and box away. No time like the present. Mayo GAA nerds can have no complaints about the weekend just gone: as well as the seniors […]