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Archives for February 2011

Yesterday’s match reports

A bit late with this, it’s been a bit of a hectic Monday.  As I’m away all of next week too (work, not play, I hasten to add), I’m not expecting the coming days to be much more relaxed either. Right, match reports.  As you can imagine, some of the papers had a bit of […]

Galway 0-12 Mayo 2-14: Jason’s goal burst seals easy win

In his pre-match piece in today’s Sunday Times, Michael Foley said that the fortunes of both counties “have rarely dipped so low”.  Whatever about this being a fair assessment of our current standing in the game, Galway certainly lived up to this billing today when we beat them with as much ease as we’d done […]

Team to face Galway finally named

I can’t say I can ever recall a Mayo team being announced in the early hours of the morning before but there’s a first for everything I suppose.  Hot off the presses, then, here’s the details of the team and subs for our NFL clash with Galway in Tuam on Sunday: Mayo (NFL Division One […]

It’s time to vote

Okay, the fateful day is at last upon us but as well as doing your needful in #GE11, don’t forget to cast your ballot in relation to my Two-Point Plan as well. First, the Setanta part competition of the plan, which this week involves predicting the result of tomorrow night’s titanic Dublin-Kerry clash (calm down, […]

Galway name their team for Sunday

It’s already Thursday night and still there’s no sign of of a teamsheet from our side for Sunday’s clash with the Tribesmen in Tuam (throw-in 2.30 pm).  Galway, though, have named their starting fifteen and here it is: Galway (NFL Division One v Mayo, 27/2/2011): Padraic Lally; Alan Burke, Colin Forde, David Reilly; Gary O’Donnell, Finian […]

Our complete record against Galway

Now that the politicians have (momentarily at least) stopped their jibber-jabber, there’s some headspace to consider other matters.  Ahead of our bottom-of-the-table, basement battle against the next-door neighbours in Tuam on Sunday, what better to talk about than our complete record against them in league and championship down the years?  Okay then, here goes. We’ve […]

NFL Week 2 predictions: the result

With the second round of NFL matches now behind us, it’s time to reveal what the story is on the weekend’s predictions. First up the Setanta competition where the weekly winner is Patrick Rochford whose guess about how the Dubs would get on against Cork was better than anyone else’s.  Patrick wins a copy of […]

Match reports and reaction + more on the Strategic Action Plan

There’s plenty in the morning papers and elsewhere about yesterday’s match, as well as some stuff about Saturday night’s launch of the  Strategic Action Plan and so, without further ado, here’s what’s out there. First the nationals, where Colm Keys does the honours in the Indo, Keith Duggan gets the job of telling the tale […]

Mayo 0-8 Kerry 1-9: dubious penalty award swings contest Kingdom’s way

I wasn’t able to make it to Castlebar today but from my vantage point up here in the metropolis, I could clearly discern that the conditions in McHale Park weren’t exactly ideal for a game of ball.  On such a day, flowing football was never going to win out, making it likely that a mistake […]

A first word, not a last one

In launching the Mayo GAA Strategic Action Plan report last night in McHale Park (a copy of the report is available here), the Chairman of the Strategic Action Plan Committee, Liam Horan, delivered an address which is reproduced here in full. In this Report, reference is made to the colours that, through almost 127 years […]