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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 at full-time was of a […]

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 2-8 and they now advance […]

Mayo 3-15 Westmeath 1-14: still standing but badly shaken

Bloody hell: that was far harder work than it should have been. We won but the manner of our victory – in particular our ragged second half performance – was far from encouraging. We’ll really have to lift it next week if we’re to have any chance of getting past Tyrone. But the good news is that there is a […]

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 Examiner, Irish Times, Irish Sun […]

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 and this was followed by […]

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 the Galway lads coped better […]

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 showing to overturn the six-point […]

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 the other semi-final between Galway […]

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 scoring for us within a […]