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Classy Knockmore best Ballina

The weather was better today at MacHale Park than it was last night and so too was the Mayo GAA TV live stream which stayed up for the entirety of the two matches played this afternoon. The football was good too, with Knockmore and Balla securing very different kinds of wins in their respective county semi-finals. Knockmore’s win was a […]

Group matches concluded, now it’s onto the quarters

The Round 3 matches in the Senior, Intermediate and Junior football Championships all took place over the weekend. A hectic weekend of football it proved to be too and, as the dust begins to settle on it, the group placings have been decided and the draws for the quarter-finals have been made, as well as for the dreaded relegation play-offs. […]

LGFA Championship fixture details confirmed

The LGFA earlier today confirmed fixture details for this year’s Championship. In light of the disruptions caused by Covid-19, the LGFA decided to scrap the provincial competitions and go instead with a round-robin format comprising four groups of three counties. The winners of the four groups advance to the All-Ireland semi-finals. Today’s announcement provides outline dates for the round-robin games […]

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 […]