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LGFA Championship draw made

The draw was made yesterday evening for this year’s LGFA Championship, with separate picks made for the Senior, Intermediate and Junior competitions. The LGFA often tend to be more progressive in their thinking than their counterparts in the GAA. Faced with the need to rejig their Championships due to Covid-19, they opted to jettison the provincial competition element and move […]

It’s a knockout?

It looks as if the GAA are set to unveil their proposals for this year’s Championships in the near future. An announcement on that is now expected as early as Monday next. Damian Lawlor was on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland show this morning and he sketched out the bones of the GAA’s plans as he understood them – his subsequent piece […]

Light at the end of the tunnel

Finally, more than three months on from when the first Covid-19 case was confirmed in this country, the prospect of some semblance of normality returning to our lives seems to be coming into view. In tandem with the Government’s Phase 2 reopening announcement today the GAA unveiled its plans for a return to action. Full details of the GAA’s proposals, […]

Football, interrupted IV – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E14

With the May Day Bank Holiday now behind us, we should all be gearing up for the start of another summer of Championship action. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, however, means that this isn’t going to happen any time soon, if at all, this year. Despite this, there’s still plenty of football-related talk to be had and we’ve got loads of […]

Playing for time

Sporting events everywhere are being postponed or else cancelled outright due to the restrictions necessitated by the ongoing and still escalating Covid-19 crisis. No sport is immune from this, the GAA included. So far, the GAA are playing a cautious game in relation to what might have to be done to its fixtures calendar for 2020 in light of the […]

Women’s team to play Westmeath named

With the lads having a weekend off from competitive action and the hurlers having completed their League campaign, the field is clear tomorrow for the county’s women footballers. And sure why not? Tomorrow is, of course, International Women’s Day. The Mayo women are in LGFA League action tomorrow, their NFL Division One Round 5 clash against Westmeath at Swinford Amenity […]

Monday match reports

Given the game-of-two-halves nature of yesterday’s one-point defeat to Kerry, it’s not too painful to pull together the links to the match reports. Not least given that, once again, Fergal did all the heavy lifting. Here’s the coverage on the weekend’s action. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph (match report, Andy Moran’s assessment), Kerry Sports Hub. Nationals: Irish Examiner, Irish Independent, […]

Women footballers lose, hurlers relegated

The one-point loss to Kerry at MacHale Park wasn’t, I’m afraid, the county’s only loss in competitive action today. We also went under in the two other games we played this afternoon. The women’s football team were beaten by Cork in their NFL LGFA Division One match at Mallow. Leading by two points at the break, Mayo found the going […]