Mayo GAA Blog

Mayo GAA news, views and over a century of results

Thoughts for 2011

Playing us out here on the site for 2010, I’m delighted to welcome into the guest slot FourGoal McGee whom many of you will know as a perceptive and frequent contributor to the comments section for almost as long as this site has been in existence and who has some wise words for us as we face into another year […]

Clerical bar

Back into the guest slot comes ontheroad who casts a critical eye on the baneful influence that the Catholic Church has had down the years on the footballing careers of its own student priests. For men who at times almost single handedly kept the fires of the GAA alive, the bishops had an almost schizophrenic view on its own student […]

Mayo, help ourselves

The latest occupant of the guest slot is journalist and, more latterly, scholar Edwin McGreal who expands on the theme about how we should view ourselves as a footballing county before then going on to consider the importance of  more local GAA loyalties. ‘Mayo, God help us.’ My blood boils every time I hear or see that, the ultimate expression […]

In a Mayo state of mind

This week I’m delighted to welcome my blogging colleague An Spailpín Fánach to the guest appearance slot on the site where he makes the case for a more positive assessment of our standing in the world of Gaelic football and the need for this to start with a reappraisal of how we view ourselves. There is a branch of philosophy […]

The sacred space

In the guest slot today is GAA journalist and broadcaster Liam Horan, who reflects on the magic of childhood outings to McHale Park.  This article was written by Liam prior to the 2006 All-Ireland final and was read by him on RTE Radio’s Sunday Miscellany programme on All-Ireland final day that year. The poet Paul Durcan implored “Daddy, Daddy,” to […]