Happy Christmas

Christmas tree

Once again, Christmas is almost upon us following another tumultuous #mayogaa year, this one having delivered an All-Ireland title for us. We wanted the big one too, of course, but winning the Tom Markham Cup does mean that we can mark down 2013 as one where we saw some tangible success and, having licked our wounds since September, we’ll soon have a new year of action and a new push for the summit to get our collective teeth into.

But in the meantime we have Christmas and it’s time to down tools here for the holiday period. Before doing so, I’d like to thank everyone who has visited the site over the past year and in particular to pay tribute to all those who have contributed to it – that tsunami of wonderful guest posts in the run-up to this year’s final will live long in the memory for me. Thanks too, once again, to Mick for all those great photos that I’ve made liberal use of throughout the year. Thank you all, have a great Christmas.

27 thoughts on “Happy Christmas

  1. Well done WJ thanks for all your updates during the year you did a great job. You blew me away with your fantastic writing, all the best for 2014 sorry about the fall out earlier in the year, best wishes THE WIND

  2. Happy Christmas & Happy New Year to yourself WJ, and also the rest of the family, enjoy. Looking forward to 2014, lots and lots of positivety from the team and management for next year. Can’t wait for 10th January, there’s a lot of travelling to be done next year and who knows where it will take us!

  3. Many happy returns Willie Joe and again thanks for everything all year what a memorable one it was too the work you do on here is amazing and we would be lost without you !!! So a very happy peaceful and fun filled Christmas for you and your family!!

  4. Thanks to you WJ for this great site and all the interesting posts throughout year. Happy Christmas to you and to all contributors and indeed to players and management of all Mayo GAA teams without whose efforts our lives would be much poorer.

  5. Happy Christmas WJ and everyone.

    Looking forward to a new year and new hope, so let’s do what we do best – get back on the horse and give it another lash

  6. Merry Christmas to all and best wishes for 2014. What a year it has been for our superb Minor team who made 22nd Sept 2013 a day to live long in the memory. And while we fell short in the main event that day, with our main opponents’ hunger being satisfied for now, I firmly believe 2014 will be our year. Special thanks to our Senior and Minor players and management for their huge efforts, personal sacrifice and unwavering dedication to Mayo football once again in 2013 and for making it a long and memorable summer for us supporters. Roll on Jan 10th !!

  7. Best wishes Willie Joe to you and your family. Hope you get something Green and Red for Xmas. Many thanks for all the work you put in on behalf of us the insatiable fans. A huge thank you to all the players and mentors who have put in such effort during the year at club and county level. It has given us such enjoyment. And a final salute to all the green and red fans scattered throughout the world, many of whom made the expensive journey home last September. Keep tuned in- there are good times ahead. Happy Christmas all.

  8. Happy Christmas WJ to you and yours, also to all who post on this great site. It really is a very enjoyable part of our lives now. Looking forward to 2014 for more great football and comments.

  9. Merry Christmas WJ, and a hearty thanks for your great work in providing and maintaining this site. Enjoy the break (if you get one)!

  10. As ever Willie Joe thanks a mill for another great year on your fantastic Mayo Blog. It’s now such a big part of our GAA year, we’d be lost without it. As they say in the agricultural world – it’s our ear to the ground. Anyway here’s wishing you and your Kin, a very happy and relaxing Christmas.

  11. Merry Christmas to you and yours WJ. Thanks for this wonderful resource.

    Santa Claus came yesterday for me!
    Two season tickets in the mail! Roll on 2014!

  12. Have a happy and safe Christmas WJ, and to everyone else on this site as well. Here’s hoping that we have as much interest in this site next September as we did in 2012 and 2013.

    Somebody told me the other that Old Moore’s Almanac says that Mayo will win the All-Ireland in 2014…..

    Onwards and upwards!

  13. Happy Christmas and the best wishes for 2014 WJ and to all the posters. This site is the best source for anything Mayo GAA related hands down. Bring on 2014!

  14. Happy Christmas WJ and to all who follow the Green & Red.Lovely to see that official GAA had Sam’s present bedecked in our colours. Here’s Hoping.

  15. Happy xmas to all mayo players and supporters and indeed every 1 on the blog here, it all starts again in a couple of weeks and were in for another roller coaster of a year in 2014 and hopefully james has learned from his mistakes this year……….A kerry man told me yesterday at tesco in castlebar, mayo to win all ireland beating his beloved kerry in the final and he was serious too………………….hopefully, we sure do owe them 1 or 2…………….

  16. Hope the Christmas is going great WJ and wishing you, and all contributors to this great blog, as well as all the greatest supporters in the country, a wonderful year ahead!
    When you have a chance, raise your glasses to the Green and Red of Mayo, and travelling the path that will hopefully lead us to the holy grail next September. Maigh-Eo AbĂș!
    Nollaig shona agus athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh!

  17. Hope you and yours had a great Christmas and that 2014 will be a great one for all of us. Sam sitting on top of the cake next Christmas is all we need.

  18. Belated greetings to you WJ and to all on this site. It’s become a part of what we are at this stage.

  19. Many thanks WJ for all your time, energy and effort in providing this wonderful facility for all of us Mayo supporters. If we do pull it off in 2014 then you deserve a seat at the top table for everything you have done for Mayo.
    Happy New Year to you and your family. Keep up the good work and some day we will come good.

  20. hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you and all followers of the green and red a fantastic 2014. this is a great site and I enjoy reading all the posts and comments. well done

  21. I hope everyone on here had a happy Christmas and I wish ye all a safe, peaceful and happy new year.
    Thanks WJ for this wonderful outlet and resource that allows us to vent our frustration (rightly or wrongly). More importantly, this year in particular, it has acted as a counselling service for us all heart broken supporters. As I said previously, if we feel bad well just imagine how the players and management feel? Early vibes from the squad are positive so let us all build on that.
    Onwards and upwards. As was shown in the darts, “Mayo for Sam 14”

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