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Our provincial champion conundrum

Saturday sees us make our sixth successive appearance in the All-Ireland Series, the latest episode in what is an unprecedented period of competitiveness for us in the championship. We’re become used to being still in with a shout for honours come August each year, even if ultimate success remains as elusive as ever for us. When we take the field […]

Hurlers and Juniors do the business + remembering Joe McDonagh

Photo: @MayoGAA Well, it’s been a productive weekend for the county, with two of its less heralded teams claiming significant wins. Both the hurlers and the Junior footballers had to battle for their respective victories but in both cases their hard work and effort paid off. The hurlers looked to be well on their way to an easy enough win […]

Monday match reports

Photo: Mayo Mick Cold, wet and match reports about a loss yesterday to pore through. We’ve been here before, right? Okay, then, let’s get this over with. Nationals: Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Irish Times, Irish Sun (includes video highlights). Others: GAA, RTÉ, The 42, Hogan Stand (match report, quotes from Stephen Rochford), Breaking News. Photos: Sportsfile, Inpho, Mayo Mick. The […]

Donegal 1-14 Mayo 1-12: better but beaten again

Photo: @odwyersol It’s still only the end of February but today’s hotly-contested League Division One encounter with Donegal in Ballybofey had more than a little hint of summer action about it. The sun shone, the hits were hard and frequent, the pace was frantic and the action was played out in front of a bumper crowd at MacCumhaill Park. I […]

Another tough assignment tomorrow

Photo: @MayoGAA With everything else that’s on this weekend it’d be easy enough to forget about the tough League test that awaits for the lads against Donegal tomorrow. The match throws in at Ballybofey at 2pm. Tough it’s surely set to be. As Mike Finnerty in the Mayo News pointed out this week (kindly quoting the results archive here on […]

Three changes for Donegal game

We named our team to face Donegal on Sunday a short time ago. Here it is: Mayo (NFL Division One v Donegal, 28/2/2016): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Shane Nally (Garrymore); Tom Parsons (Charlestown Sarsfields), Jason Gibbons (Ballintubber); Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Conor O’Shea (Breaffy); […]

Injuries update + venue change for Monaghan game

Photo: The 42 A quick one, just to provide an update on those who may or may not be available to play Donegal this Sunday, courtesy of this week’s Mayo News (paper and digital variants). The good news first. Keith Higgins and Lee Keegan should both definitely be okay for Sunday. A number of other experienced players – Chris Barrett, David […]