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Another million racked up

Source: Statcounter A few minutes ago the hit count (i.e. page views) so far in 2016 went above the million mark. Last year – when a total of 2.1 million page views were recorded – this level wasn’t reached until near the end of July. It’s perhaps safe to assume, then, that the high watermark for 2015 will also be breached before the […]

Connacht championship launch

Photo: Connacht GAA There I was yesterday tap-tapping away wondering about when the Connacht championship launch might be happening when at about the same time the lads were out in their finery over in Bekan, the rushes tickling their bare legs as they formally set in motion the 2016 battle for the Nestor Cup. The launch has spawned a fair amount of […]

Dan O’Neill RIP

Photo: Divided Loyalties The death has been announced of Dan O’Neill, who played for the county in the Fifties and Sixties, and who was an All-Ireland winner, though not with his native county. Instead, he won his Celtic Cross playing for Louth in the 1957 All-Ireland, where coincidentally another Mayoman – Seamie O’Donnell – was also on the starting fifteen. […]

The Blacksod bus

Photo: Irish Emerald Gifts Before the Blacksod bus was the Blacksod bus, it was the Belmullet bus … if you follow me. It left Ballina at six pm sharp and meandered its way through Crossmolina, Corrick, Bangor, Geesala (on Saturdays and Mondays), onwards through the Glen, up Fanny’s hill and into Belmullet. That was until 1950. Then in 1951 it […]