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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 […]

Good luck to the minors today

Photo: @MayoPPS_GAA So it’s August and we’re still playing football. Today the attention switches away from the seniors and onto the county’s minors, who are in action in Tullamore this afternoon. Every football match played in August is an all-or-nothing one and the challenge facing Enda Gilvarry and his charges at O’Connor Park this afternoon comes in the form of […]

Diarmuid O’Connor our MOTM from yesterday

Photo: MichaelMaye.com Well, this was an easy one. The one name on everyone’s lips leaving MacHale Park yesterday evening was that of Diarmuid O’Connor, whose scintillating display – capped by a scoring return of 1-5 – was one of the prime reasons we’d prevailed over Kildare. That’s now been reflected in the voting for the Man of the Match award […]

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 […]

Two changes for tomorrow evening

We’ve just named our team for tomorrow evening’s Round 3B qualifier clash with Kildare at MacHale Park (throw-in 7pm). Here it is: Mayo (All-Ireland Qualifier Round 3B v Kildare 16/7/2016): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites), Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Kevin Keane (Westport), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels); Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy), Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe); Kevin […]