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Eoghan McLaughlin our MOTM from yesterday’s game

Yesterday’s Connacht final was tense and tight from first ’till last, the outcome decided by the minimum margin. The Man of the Match poll here on the blog didn’t exhibit the same close margins – Eoghan McLaughlin wins the award with an emphatic 32% of the vote. His last-second intervention – in which he felled the in-rushing Seán Kelly, just […]

Monday match reports

Who cares that it’s a dreary old Monday morning in November? We’ve just won the Connacht Championship and now have an All-Ireland semi-final appearance to look forward to in three weeks time. In these pandemic days, that’s not a bad prospect to be mulling over on a Monday. There’s a good bit of coverage online about yesterday’s win, as well […]

Galway 0-13 Mayo 0-14: best in the west

With so much riding on the result of today’s Connacht final at Pearse Stadium, it’s not surprising that what we got to see in this behind-closed-doors provincial decider was short on quality but high on excitement. The Mayo/Galway rivalry is a close, keen one and there have been plenty of Connacht clashes between us that have been decided by razor-thin […]

Roscommon 0-13 Mayo 1-16: surprisingly easy

I doubt I was alone in feeling that it would be tough for us to come away from Dr Hyde Park with a result this afternoon. How wrong can you be? We almost strolled to victory over Roscommon this afternoon, the match won well before David Gough finally blew for full-time. We made one change ahead of throw-in, opting to […]

Cillian O’Connor our MOTM from yesterday’s game

When the team for yesterday’s Connacht SFC quarter-final against Leitrim was announced on Friday, most of the focus – understandably – centred on the significant injection of youth into the starting fifteen. In tough playing conditions on an extremely heavy playing surface at Carrick-on-Shannon, however, it was the impact of the more experienced players that proved key to the eleven-point […]

Monday match reports

It was tough going in difficult conditions for a good while against Leitrim at Carrick-on-Shannon yesterday. But we eventually got the job done, setting up a Connacht semi-final meeting with defending provincial champions Rosommon at Dr Hyde Park next Sunday. Here’s the media coverage that’s online about our win yesterday. Locals: Mayo News, Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph, Western People, Midwest […]

Leitrim 0-10 Mayo 2-15: first hurdle cleared

The reality of playing Championship football at this time of the year was brought home clearly in the form of the rain-splattered pictures beamed into our living rooms from Páirc Seán MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon this afternoon.  The day was wet and windy and it was obvious from early on that flowing summer football wouldn’t be in evidence. Instead, what we […]

Monday match reports

Right, let’s start with some positivity – it’s a Bank Holiday Monday and the sun is shining outside. And next spring – if it’s in the spring that the National League next year will be contested – we’ll get to rub shoulders with all our besties from the qualifiers. Clare, Cork, Down, Kildare – what a fun we’ll have together. […]