Following Mayo's footballers

Mort’s metatarsal

The injury that Trevor Mortimor sustained in the kickaround with the U21s last weekend is far more serious than was first indicated. According to the Mayo News, he’s gone and broken one of his metatarsals – those pesky little bones in the foot that footballers these days seem to be forever snapping. Once upon a […]

Two changes for Saturday night

Johnno has named the team for Saturday night’s clash with Cork and here it is: K O’Malley; L O’Malley, J Kilcullen, K Higgins; E Devenney, BJ Padden, P Gardiner; P Harte, D Heaney; A Campbell, A Kilcoyne, G Brady; C Mortimer, A Dillon, A Moran There are only two changes from the Fermanagh game, one […]

Some team news for Saturday’s match

There’s a short report in today’s Indo that provides some details about how the sides are shaping up for the match on Saturday night. It confirms what was already known about the injuries to Messrs Brady, O’Neill and Mortimor but states that Ciaran Mac definitely won’t feature in the Pairc Ui Rinn clash. No surprises […]

It’s a long way to Pairc Ui Rinn

Indeed it is, especially if you’re planning on doing the trip by bus. Those nice people at the AA (think roads, not booze) compute the distance from Castlebar to Cork city at a tasty 173 miles, which they claim could be covered in three hours and thirteen minutes. And the rest: Gort alone takes half […]

Galway v Leitrim drowned with the shamrocks

Galway and Leitrim were meant to face off at Pearse Stadium yesterday in the U21 Connacht championship for the right to meet the reigning U21 Connacht and All-Ireland champions (that’s our lads) on the 31st of this month. However, the match was rained off and is now refixed for Ballinasloe next Saturday (24th) at 3.30pm. […]

Johnno on the Clones match

The Messiah has been giving his reaction to Sunday’s win over Fermanagh in Clones. First off, he makes it clear (rightly) that the six points we’ve now got does not guarantee us Division 1 football next year. Of course it doesn’t: Donegal are the only ones in that happy position at this stage, with ourselves, […]

Defence of our U21 titles starting soon

We’ll be putting our Connacht and All-Ireland U21 titles on the line soon enough, with this year’s championship having got underway over the past few weeks. Indeed, Kerry have already been eliminated by Clare in Munster (yippeee!) and, as this is an old-style one-loss-and-you’re-out championship, they’re out of the reckoning. So too are the Dubs […]

Substitution at yesterday’s game

Here’s a brief video of one of the substitutions Mayo made yesterday in Clones. The announcer says that Ger Brady is coming off but I think the individual leaving the field looks a little different . . .

Fermanagh 1-7, Mayo 0-12: rain, mud and two points

The weather forecast was right: it rained all day in Clones yesterday. The forecasts about the match were right too, but we had to fight hard enough in the rain and the muck to grind out the two-point win. The playing conditions were woeful, on a heavy, leaden pitch where the ball refused to bounce […]

Team and previews for tomorrow

Well, the team has finally been announced for tomorrow’s clash with Fermanagh in Clones. Despite all the talk about expected absentees, the only three missing are DB, KoN and, of course, Ronan McG. The team is: K O’Malley; L O’Malley, J Kilcullen, K Higgins; E Devenney, BJ Padden, P Gardiner; P Harte, J Nallen; A […]