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Early team news for Sunday

The Mayo News has some early-in-the-week information on who might or might not feature for us in Sunday’s shit-or-bust inconsequential league match with Monaghan at Iniskeen (throw-in 2.30 pm). As was reported by Hogan Stand earlier on today, Aidan O’Shea is out of Sunday’s match, having hurt (but not broken) his thumb against Cork.  Tom Cunniffe, who was withdrawn at […]

What it says in de papers, boy

Murky old damp Monday morning it may be – and another bloody Monday too lest we forget – but there’s plenty in the papers and online this morning to take your mind off all that. More than one of this morning’s match reports feature this cracking picture (by Sportsfile’s Stephen McCarthy) of Ger Cafferkey caught in a gorilla’s embrace by […]

Mayo 1-13 Cork 0-14: gutsy performance yields deserved win

With one improbable bound, we’re free. Prior to today’s uplifting and enormously gutsy win over All-Ireland champions Cork, it was very much in the mix as to how James Horan’s first league campaign as Mayo manager would pan out.  Today provided us with the answer. While experimentation and relegation wouldn’t have been the end of the world for us in […]

Tomorrow’s team

We’ve finally named our team for tomorrow’s match with Cork and an interesting selection it is too.  Here’s the full details on the team and subs: Mayo (NFL Division One v Cork, 3/4/2011): Robert Hennelly (Breaffy); Tom Cunniffe (Castlebar Mitchels), Alan Feeney (Castlebar Mitchels), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Richie Feeney (Castlebar Mitchels), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Lee Keegan (Westport); Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), James Kilcullen […]

Cork name their team for Sunday

Still no sign of our starting fifteen for Sunday but Cork have this evening named their team for our NFL Division One clash at McHale Park (throw-in 2.30pm).  Here it is: Cork (NFL Division One v Mayo, 3/4/2011): Ken O’Halloran (Bishopstown); Ray Carey (Clyda Rovers), Jamie O’Sullivan (Bishopstown), Michael Shields ( St. Finbarr’s); Sean Kiely (Macroom), Noel O’Leary (Cill na […]

Recent league meetings with reigning All-Ireland champions

I’m back again, following another work-induced absence, but once more chasing my proverbial tail.  Time for a few more stats, though, as the run-up to Sunday’s NFL Division One encounter with All-Ireland champions Cork starts in earnest. I’ve just been going over our recent results in the league to see how we’ve fared out in the spring against the team […]

Loose ends

I was away yesterday (a planes, trains and automobiles kind of day) so I suppose I should tie up a few loose ends about Sunday’s match. Links to all of the match reports are, as usual, preserved for posterity in the results section of the site.  There are fourteen of them there at the minute, with the one from the […]

Team to play Dublin named

I had only just hit the ‘Publish’ button on the previous post when I saw that we have now, a bit earlier than expected, announced our line-up for the Dublin game on Sunday.  Here are full details of the team and subs: Mayo (NFL Division One v Dublin, 20/3/2011): Robert Hennelly (Breaffy); Tom Cunniffe (Castlebar Mitchels), Chris Barrett (Belmullet), Keith […]