Following Mayo's footballers

Rossies advance in Division 4 half of draw

It looks as if the Rossies had a far easier time of it in Ruislip yesterday than the Tribesmen had with those other exiles in Gaelic Park a few weeks back. A 0-14 to 0-6 scoreline has the sound of a championship match that never really got out of second gear, though, and the fact […]

Time to get those tickets sorted

Just eight days to go now until the Sligo game so it really is time to get those pesky tickets sorted.  The Connacht GAA website has provided handy contact details for their own office in Ballyhaunis as well as for the county boards of the respective counties.  Us pampered metropolitans also have Club Mayo Dublin […]

The news is out

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So much for the behind-closed-doors policy: after all the pre-match hush about last night’s challenge match against Kildare, which we now know was played in Longwood and featured three 25-minute playing periods, the media is now only swimming with match reports about it.  My thanks to the lads on here who broke the story first […]

All quiet on the Eastern front

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It’s that odd period of the year, the one where it all goes deathly quiet just before we then proceed to go slightly insane as our first championship match of the year steals up on us.  The Sligo game is now less than two weeks away but it’s so quiet out there – apart, that […]

The Dubs, the demon drink and the day after

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Well, you’ll all no doubt have seen what you need to see by now about last night’s challenge match win over the Dubs down in Hollymount.  In case you haven’t, however, there are match reports in the Mayo News, Mayo Advertiser and Hogan Stand which will provide you with all the details you need. It was […]

Teams for tonight’s game

I can’t make it to Hollymount for this evening’s challenge match with the Dubs and, as I’m heading into town shortly to ingest some alcohol, I won’t be of much use to you as regards in-match updates either.  I can, however, bring you details of the teams that will line out later on this evening […]

Looks like it’s Tom for centre-back

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There’s a very brief report in the Mayo News about Tuesday evening’s challenge match with Westmeath (which, incidentally, took place in the pretty Shannonside hamlet of Tarmonbarry and not in Abbeylara), which is so brief it doesn’t contain a team-sheet.  It does say, however, that Johnno only had eighteen players at his disposal for the […]

Killer almost sure to miss Sligo game

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The issue of injuries to squad members is something that has come upon us all of a sudden and now it appears – according to this story in the Mayo News – that an injury recently suffered by Aidan Kilcoyne is sufficiently serious to rule him out of the Sligo matches in under three weeks […]

Last night’s challenge match

In case you haven’t heard already, we won last night’s challenge match against Westmeath – which was played in Abbeylara, Co. Longford – on a scoreline of 1-13 to 0-11.  Thanks to Club Mayo for breaking this news.  That’s all the details I have on the match, though, and a quick bit of cyber digging […]

Starting and getting ready to start

So, the championship is off and running once more, off on its crazy, meandering four-month run, one that alternates between periods of very little activity and bouts of frenetic action. Although Galway were first out of the traps (and damn near out altogether) the weekend before last, it was only yesterday that the summer season […]