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Yesterday’s results

With Tyrone’s match against Donegal last night getting washed out by the weather (it’s been refixed for a different venue this afternoon), the only other Division 1 match on last night was the clash of Laois and Kerry at O’Moore Park. The visitors won by four points (match report here) and, if our Division 1 survival is a priority for […]

Kildare previews

There’s all shades of opinion in the previews for tomorrow’s clash with Kildare but the majority favour us.  (Aside on majorities: hopefully the majority in Zimbabwe will vote out that shyster Mugabe today and, more to the point, that any such vote is upheld.  Anyone interested in the destruction of that country under Mugabe should read Peter Godwin’s excellent When […]

Boyle and Parsons get starting places for Kildare clash

The team for Sunday’s NFL clash with Kildare has been announced (on the official Mayo GAA website). Here it is: David Clarke; Tom Cunniffe, Kieran Conroy, Colm Boyle; David Heaney, Trevor Howley, Keith Higgins; Ronan McGarritty, Tom Parsons; James Gill, Alan Dillon, Trevor Mortimor; Conor Mortimor, Austin O’Malley, Andy Moran. Not surprisingly, it’s a case of minor tweaking since the […]

Kildare clashes

Kildare aren’t a county we’ve met all that much down the years and so there’s no real kind of rivalry between us. They do, of course, have a Dermot Earley playing for them but not in the primrose and blue so it’s difficult to get agitated about seeing even this iconic moniker within the opposition’s ranks. In addition, we’ve no […]

Why Dublin won’t win the All-Ireland this year

There was a little cameo during yesterday’s televised match between Dublin and Monaghan which illuminated clearly why Dublin are unlikely this year to end their long(ish) wait for an All-Ireland. It occurred just after Mark Vaughan had correctly been sent off for a crude challenge on Monaghan’s Damien Freeman (the Indo’s report today captured perfectly the moment that Vaughan sealed […]