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Useful run-out for fringe players

The notion behind The Underdogs show on TG4 is that it provides a platform for footballers who haven’t made it at county level to showcase their talents. Tonight’s televised match between a Mayo selection and the Underdogs at MacHale Park was, however, as much about the emerging talent in the Green and Red jerseys as it was the lads in […]

State of the Gaelic football nation

Like every county, Mayo have now played four games of their 2019 Allianz National League campaign. The League is the perfect format for each county to pit themselves against teams of a similar standard, thereby providing an accurate gauge for fans of where their team stands in the overall pecking order. In my view, the League structure is the format […]

Primer on experimental rules

Photo: Joe.ie With our opening game in next year’s FBD League now little more than two weeks away, it’s a good time, I guess, for a small reminder about the experimental rules that are being trialled in the pre-season tournaments and, possibly, in the upcoming League campaign too. Already these changes have morphed from theory into practice, with the action […]

Dubs stroll to four-in-a-row

Photo: RTÉ Well, that was a poor old final. In fairness to Tyrone they weren’t beaten out the gate, as I’d thought they would be. But they never looked like they might win it once Dublin had reeled in their early lead and, despite the small bit of interest that Tyrone’s converted penalty injected into the tie inside the last […]

Happy Christmas

It’s gone midnight and so it’s already Christmas Eve, possibly my favourite day of the whole festive period. With less than 24 hours to go now to the big day itself, it’s definitely time to call a halt to proceedings here and put the feet up for a while. Twelve months ago I noted that the year that was then […]

Willie Casey RIP

Photo: Western People/Ronnie Naylor (from The Green Above The Red) As has already been noted here on the site, the death occurred on Saturday morning of Ballina Stephenites and Mayo stalwart Willie Casey. An unused substitute at the age of nineteen in the 1951 All-Ireland final (he’s on the extreme left in the front row, next to the besuited Jackie […]

Championship restructure proposals look good

Photo: The 42 It’s difficult, I know, to think about anything else but Saturday at the minute but the GAA’s proposals, which were announced earlier on today and are here, to restructure the football championship are interesting. From an initial scan of them they look good and would certainly be an improvement on the current set-up. Under the proposals the […]