Looking ahead

Photo: jonizquierdo.com I think it really is time to start moving on from Saturday’s events and this week’s issue of the Mayo News (out today, paper and digital format) helps that process considerably. Daniel Carey has a piece on the front page of the sports section of the paper (here), which contains a very brief […]

Where to from here?

Okay, okay – so it proved to be more than yesterday’s news. The Indo has made sure of that, rolling out two follow-on pieces yesterday and another one today. Who knows? Maybe they have a whole week of content pre-cooked and ready to serve up to the nation. But, eventually, the big tent will come […]

Last year’s news

Photo: Irish Examiner So, the gift that keeps giving for the media provides its latest instalment. 5,000 words – all penned by Martin Breheny in today’s Irish Independent – of an in-depth interview with Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly about the events surrounding the heave against them a bit over a year ago. I haven’t […]

Burke steps up to selector role

Photo: RTÉ The Mayo News confirms today (report in paper and digital variants of this week’s issue) that Peter Burke will replace Seán Carey as a selector within Stephen Rochford’s management team for 2017. The Kiltimagh clubman has been part of the Mayo set-up as goalkeeping coach for the past six years and Mike Finnerty […]

Damien Gavin confirmed as minor manager

The County Board executive met last night and at the meeting Damien Gavin was confirmed as the new manager of the county minors. The Swinford clubman was previously part of Enda Gilvarry’s backroom team and he now takes charge for 2017, aided and assisted by selectors Brian McLoughlin (Burrishoole), Padraic Costello (Ballinrobe) and Michael Doocey (Cill […]

Horan positive about our final prospects

Photo: Sportsfile/Ramsey Cardy Eight days out now and at last it’s starting to feel like the build-up is on in earnest. The hit count here on the site went over two million for the year to date last night and this morning sees some coverage in the media about the big game. James Horan and […]

Match-day mood swings

Here’s something that will give you a laugh, at my expense. I did some audio with Rob Murphy last Saturday that has now found its way into this week’s Mayo News podcast and it features some incoherent squawking on my part with Rob prior to throw-in (upbeat), at half-time (we’re doomed!) and then after the […]

Back to black

Photo: MichaelMaye.com It was announced by Mayo GAA on Twitter yesterday that the lads will be lining out in the black ‘n’ lime green alternative strip at MacHale Park on Saturday. It’ll be the second time in this year’s championship campaign that the team is set to be attired that way – the first was, of […]

The day before

Right then, it’s just one more sleep ahead of our Connacht semi-final meeting with Galway, with the match throwing in at Castlebar’s MacHale Park at 7pm tomorrow evening. Although it’s a match taking place on an evening in high summer, this being Ireland there’s a better than even chance of a shower and so if, […]

A few reminders

Thursday tends to be a bit of a quieter day here, even in this congested period where there’s a match on every weekend. It’s worthwhile, then, to fill the void with a few quick reminders. First, this coming weekend sees James Horan’s Sporting Excellence conference taking place at Breaffy Resort. The event starts on Saturday […]