Following Mayo's footballers

New jersey design on the way

The current jersey design – including the black and lime green ‘Dare to be Different’ variant of it – dates back to the start of the 2015 season. From the beatings of the social media jungle drums, it appears that a revamp is about to be unveiled. Last night, Mayo GAA tweeted this teaser: It’s […]

Damien Gavin confirmed as minor manager

The County Board executive met last night and at the meeting Damien Gavin was confirmed as the new manager of the county minors. The Swinford clubman was previously part of Enda Gilvarry’s backroom team and he now takes charge for 2017, aided and assisted by selectors Brian McLoughlin (Burrishoole), Padraic Costello (Ballinrobe) and Michael Doocey (Cill […]

Inter-county fixtures for 2017

Image: Openclipart.org The GAA released their 2017 Master Fixtures Schedule yesterday and, from this, Mayo GAA have today published the full list of fixtures involving the county for next year. This includes football and hurling, senior, junior and underage. The whole lot, in other words, and it’s all here. I haven’t yet transcribed these fixtures across […]

Covies conquer Connacht

Photo: @ConnachtGAA Westport’s upward momentum continues apace. This afternoon at Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon they defeated Leitrim side Seán O’Heslin’s to capture their first ever Connacht IFC club title, winning on a scoreline of 1-9 to 0-7. The Covies will be back in action early in the New Year, when they’ll face the […]

End of the road for Castlebar

Photo: RTÉ It’s been six weekends in a row of championship action for Castlebar Mitchels but this afternoon at MacHale Park marked the end of the road for them. It took extra-time in today’s Connacht SFC semi-final before Galway champions Corofin eventually emerged as the winners on a scoreline of 0-17 to 0-14. I wasn’t there […]

Three is the magic number

Three out of three ain’t bad, that’s how the song goes, isn’t it? Not even 24 hours after Lee Keegan won the GAA/GPA Footballer of the Year award did he find himself and his Westport side getting through to the Connacht Intermediate championship final. The man was all over the shop this past week or so: winning […]

The weekend’s club action

Photo: Castlebar Mitchels (via Facebook) With the cold weather starting to bite, the club championship season – which has now moved on from county to provincial championship action – is once again in full flow. There were ties involving Mayo clubs at senior, junior and intermediate level this weekend and, for good measure, there was […]

Lee and Diarmuid scoop Player of the Year awards

The GAA/GPA All-Star awards ceremony took place this evening in Dublin’s Convention Centre. As well as the All-Star awards collected by David Clarke, Brendan Harrison, Lee Keegan and Colm Boyle, the county enjoyed unprecedented double success in the individual awards, with Lee winning the Footballer of the Year award and Diarmuid O’Connor winning a second successive Young […]

Four All-Stars for us

Photo: GPA The 2016 GAA/GPA football All-Star team was announced a little earlier on this morning – this year’s it’s the hurlers’ turn to have team named live at the awards bash – and we have four players on the team. The four are David Clarke, Brendan Harrison, Lee Keegan and Colm Boyle. David’s award […]

Castlebar and Covies take county crowns

The club scene in Mayo is really growing. Five and a half thousand people present in MacHale Park last Saturday while just over twelve thousand watched the final from the comforts of their own home courtesy of Mayo company Local Streaming. The two big towns in Mayo were the winners on the night in what […]