Following Mayo's footballers

No home comforts for the Sarsfields

Corofin v Charlestown

Charlestown’s hopes of landing a second provincial title this decade were dashed in fairly emphatic fashion on their own turf at Fr O’Hara Park this afternoon.  Defending champions Corofin hit the Sarsfields with a goal after just three minutes and although the Mayo champions were still only that goal in arrears at half-time, they couldn’t […]

John Casey picks up Club Footballer of the Year gong ahead of today’s provincial final

Regardless of how today’s refixed Connacht club final against defending champions Corofin plays out (and I assume it will be played out, given that it’s not pissing rain down there like it has been up here in the capital all day so far), Charlestown’s John Casey already has one bauble for his mantlepiece to celebrate.  […]

Aidan in Oz

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Hogan Stand has a report (which, by the looks of it, was culled from the Star) about how Aidan O’Shea’s Aussie rules trial is progressing.  The report states that, with next Wednesday’s deadline for international rookie signings just around the corner (so it is – sure, it’s Thursday night already Down Under), Aidan “could [emphasis […]

Three in the frame for minor manager role

Mike Finnerty in the Mayo News is reporting that George Golden, Padraic Walsh and Tony Duffy have all allowed their names to go forward for the post of Mayo minor bainisteoir, which was vacated when Ray Dempsey moved up to take over the U21 slot last month.  George Golden was, of course, a senior selector […]

Tomorrow’s Connacht club final is OFF

This is just to confirm (with my thanks to Grainne for alerting me to the news) that tomorrow’s Connacht club final has, indeed, become an understandable casualty of the extreme weather with the pitch at Fr O’Hara Park having been deemed unplayable.  The match will now instead be played at the same venue on Sunday […]

Weather + 2010 FBD fixtures

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It’s nice and sunny up here in the capital this morning – and incredibly mild too – but, according to Met Eireann, we’re far from out of the woods yet, with further deluges of rain to come tomorrow and again on Sunday. The forecast for Sunday looks particularly rough, with rain and very heavy winds […]

Connacht club final live on TG4

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Sunday’s Connacht club final between Charlestown and defending champions Corofin will be shown live on good old TG4. (Where were we at all at all before the Súil Eile lads arrived on the scene? Sitting listening to the radio, that’s where). The TV coverage starts at 1.30 pm Dé Domhnaigh ahead of the 2 pm […]

Aidan O’Shea heads for Oz trial

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Ed McGreal has an exclusive in the Mayo News today (with thanks to Jucer for the tip-off) that Aidan O’Shea is heading off to Australia this coming Sunday for a trial with two Aussie Rules clubs:  read it and weep here. If Aidan does head off into the sunset, then it’s obviously a hammer blow […]

Double injury blow for Charlestown

Charlestown Sarsfields will definitely be without inspirational midfielder David Tiernan for their Connacht club final showdown with Galway’s Corofin this weekend.  As the Mayo News revealed the other day, a story repeated in today’s Indo, Ginger fractured a bone in his ankle during Charlestown’s Connacht semi-final win over Castlerea and so he’s definitely out of […]

Westport fail narrowly in intermediate final

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It was a case of extra-time heartache for Westport in today’s Connacht intermediate final at Tuam Stadium, as they lost to Galway’s Leitir Mor by a single point on a scoreline of 2-14 to 2-13. Midwest radio has a brief report on the match and, from what they say, it looks as if the West […]