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Archives for April 2009

The mini-league is back and this time it’s for real

Well, the NFL Mini-League was good fun and all that but, of course, it was only the league (will SixPointsUp suffer the fate of other NFL winners by coming up short in the championship, I wonder?) and now the real action is about to get underway once more.  So, to keep you all on your […]

No New York return for Keith

There’s the usual interesting mix of stories in the Mayo News this week but the one that’ll interest most people, I reckon, is the one about Keith Higgins not travelling to New York for our opening run-out in the championship on the 10th of May in order to play instead the day before for the […]

National titles for Kerry, Cork and SixPointsUp

It was all-Munster at Croke Park today – as it probably will be next weekend, too – but there’ll be no wild celebrations down South over today’s low-key annexation of the Division 1 and 2 NFL titles.  Sure, Kerry will have been happy to have won a final after losing the last three they were […]

Trevor Howley is back in action

It’s not just Prison Break that’s back (though this will only be with us for a short final half-season of deliciously ludicrous plotlines – what did you make of Ma Scofield’s appearance last night, by the way? – before disappearing forever) as this report in Hogan Stand confirms that Trevor Howley took the field for […]

Johnno bigs New York

I knew he’d do it, I just knew it: it was just a question of how long it would take before it happened.  In this week’s Connaught Telegraph, the text of which is carried here on the Club Mayo Dublin site (this’ll save you having to register on the Telegraph site), Johnno talks about who […]

Mort aiming to be back by end of May

There’s an interview with Conor Mortimer in the Mayo News where he says that he’s aiming to return to action at the end of May.  Shrule/Glencorrib are due to face Burrishoole in the first round of the club championship in the last weekend in May and, naturally enough, Mort (along with all the other Morts) […]

2009 championship panel named

My fellow Mayo GAA blogger TIALTNGO has the world exclusive on this one: our 2009 championship panel has just been announced. My world exclusive on this is a far humbler one: I can reveal that, unlike last year, this time Johnno has gone the whole hog and named a panel of 30 players for the […]

Girl power

Well done to the ladies for once again lifting the gloom within the county: they beat Laois today in the Ladies NFL semi-final to set up a final clash with Cork (brief report from RTE here).  The girls had six points to spare over the O’Moore County at Aghamore this afternoon (surely the first competitive […]

U21s suffer Northern exposure

With Down having played in the Ulster final only the other evening, it was reasonable to expect that we’d see a tired team performing in Pearse Park, Longford, this afternoon. We did but unfortunately that team was Mayo, as our lads failed to keep pace with their livelier opponents for much of the hour and […]

Other voices

We’re back at our metropolitan base after a very enjoyable few days spent in the home place in Mayo, where, aside from the match and everything else that we did, our three small city slickers had a whole load of fun getting their Northside wellies stuck into the Mayo mud.  Concrete just hasn’t the same […]