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Archives for October 2010

Strategic Review – it hasn’t gone away, you know

There was a mention of the county’s strategic review – or, to give it its proper title, the Mayo GAA Strategic Action Plan – in the comments earlier on and this has prompted me to post some details on it, which the County Board published the other day. As you’ll no doubt be aware, this […]

Historic first county title for the Tubbermen

I wasn’t there to see it – opting instead to follow proceedings live on TG4 – but, by all accounts, the celebrations at the end of today’s county final at McHale Park were a sight to behold, as this photo taken by Colm Gannon shows. Proper order too, as James Horan’s Ballintubber – who only […]

Moment in time – 11th August, 1946

You might recall an exchange in the comments the other day between myself and my old china ontheroad concerning events relating to the Connacht final of 1946.  The incident where Jimmy Murray had raised the green flag himself after scoring a goal for Roscommon was mentioned, an episode that led to Mayo objecting to the […]

Results archive now goes back all the way to 1902

I haven’t said a huge amount about my my pet project in a while, for the very good reason that I haven’t had the time to do a whole load on the results archive over the past year.  Last winter came and went and I only managed to add all of the results and most […]

County final to be shown live on TG4

Those nice people at TG4 are bringing their cameras to McHale Park this coming Sunday for the senior county final between Ballintubber and Castlebar Mitchels (throw-in 3.30 pm).  From a personal perspective that’s grand and handy as I can’t make the trip west for the occasion but hopefully the presence of the TV cameras won’t […]

Details of 2011 fixtures confirmed

I’m a bit behind the news this week so thanks to Mick for already posting information released last night by the Connacht Council relating to a whole raft of inter-county fixtures for 2011.  Our FBD programme has been decided on (where, for a change, we won’t be up against NUIG and Sligo IT but will […]

Another odd All-Star selection

Like the increasing hours of darkness and the atavistic need of us country folk to start burning stuff of an evening, this time of year invariably produces a storm of protest once the All-Star team is announced.  This year is no different. The main beef this year is the way in which Cork have been […]

NFL opener against Down under lights

The James Horan era as Mayo manager is (well, ignoring what happens in the FBD) set to get underway under the full glare of the nation (well, those who have TV sets equipped to receive Setanta) as our opening NFL 2011 fixture against All-Ireland finalists Down at McHale Park has now been switched to Saturday, […]

Remembering Ger Feeney

The news yesterday of the tragic and untimely deaths of Ger Feeney and Donal McEllin on a boating accident off Inisboffin has obviously come as a dreadful shock to those who knew the two friends, as it has to the wider Mayo community too.  All accidental deaths are terrible events and the untimely deaths of […]

FBD, FBD – so good we won it twice

Our 2010 inter-county season may have been a wretched one but it began with success over Galway in the FBD home final in early February and it’s now just concluded with more of the same, as we beat New York by 0-19 to 0-7 in the final final of the FBD final over at Rockland […]