Following Mayo's footballers

Big things are possible in 2012

James Horan

Just before Christmas there was a brief interview with James Horan in the Mayo News where the manager had a few positive things to say about the new football year which is set to get underway the weekend after next, with the year’s action beginning in Ballyhaunis in the form of an FBD League clash […]

Happy Christmas everyone

Christmas tree

It’s the eve of Christmas Eve and the excitement levels here are rising faster than the S&P 500 has done this week. With a bit over 24 hours left before the Ho, Ho, Ho-ing gets go, go, going I can see that it’ll be tough to keep the lid on things around here in the […]

The evolution of a Mayo supporter

For most Mayo supporters, following the county team is a birthright. Why would someone with no Mayo roots, in fact someone with no tangible Irish connections, choose to join our ranks? Stateside Dean is one such person and I’m delighted to welcome him back into the guest slot to explain why he decided to become […]

More about the jersey

Mayo jersey 2012

Ever since Aidan O’Shea got his camera phone out and did his Twitter thing the other night, there’s been a degree of interest that’s bordering on febrile about “the jersey”. In this regard, I’m delighted to be able to feed this particular beast (the jersey story, not Aido) still further with some better quality pictorial […]

Is this the new Mayo jersey?

New Mayo jersey for 2012?

It’s been known for some time that the current Mayo jersey (which I still consider the “new” one but which was in fact first unveiled back in November 2008) was going to be replaced for 2012 but there hasn’t – the lucrative Christmas market notwithstanding – been any word about when it’s likely to appear […]

Cáirde Mhuigeo initiative looks the ticket

Cairde Mhuigeo

If you haven’t heard of Cáirde Mhuigeo yet, then the chances are that you will do so soon. A useful primer in this respect is this piece by Edwin McGreal in the Mayo News which summarises what this initiative is all about. In essence, Cáirde Mhuigeo aims to bring under one roof the various different […]

Cillian and Tubber lads come out on top at Club Stars

Another belated post (this darn work just won’t let up), this time to mention (in case you haven’t seen it already) the Club Stars awards which took place last Friday night. At the bash held that night in the Knockranny, Ballintubber’s Cillian O’Connor crowned what has been a great year for him by adding the […]

Quick note on the County Convention

It’s a bit remiss of me, I know, not to have made reference before now to Monday night’s annual County Convention, which this year took place down in Geesala. I’m pleading work, of the pre-Christmas rush variety, that has kept me away from here of late and I’ve only a few minutes now for this […]

Vote for Club Player of the Year

The seventh annual Mayo News/O’Neills Club Stars Banquet takes place at the Knockranny Hotel in Westport on Saturday night week (December 10th) at which the Club Team of the Year will be announced. At the same bash, the winner of the Club Player of the Year award will be unveiled and this year the three […]