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Poll: who was our Player of the Year for 2020?

With New Year rapidly approaching and the Covid-era Championship season only recently ended, it’s time to consider the Mayo GAA Blog Player of the Year for 2020. Past winners of this award – chosen by you, the voters – are Cillian O’Connor, Diarmuid O’Connor, Lee Keegan, Andy Moran and Colm Boyle. As was the case in previous years, this year’s […]

Happy Christmas

There’s usually a more leisurely lead-in to Christmas here on the blog but in this strangest of years it’s coming hot-foot just after the All-Ireland final. But that’s the kind of year it’s been. It is Christmas, though, so it’s time to pull the shutters down here for a little while. Well, until I collate the MOTM poll numbers to […]

Oisín Mullin our MOTM from yesterday’s game

As we approach the shortest day of the year, the results are in on our final Man of the Match poll of 2020. Playing in your first All-Ireland final must, I’m sure, be a daunting experience for any player, especially for someone who was still eligible to line out at U20 this year. If Oisín Mullin had any such worries […]

Dublin 2-14 Mayo 0-15: final step proves too far once again

Up until this evening, no team had laid a glove on Dublin in this year’s Championship. We gave the all-conquering Metropolitans a decent rattle in this final but ultimately it wasn’t enough as we lost out by five points. Unlike those heart-wrenching one-point losses we’d suffered to them the last three times we played them in the decider, Dublin had […]

Cillian O’Connor our MOTM from yesterday’s game

Mayo supporters need no reminding that Cillian O’Connor is in the form of his life right now. The whole country surely awoke to this realisation following his astonishing performance in yesterday’s All-Ireland semi-final against Tipperary at a fog-bound Croke Park. Cillian’s 4-9 haul yesterday wasn’t just the highest tally ever recorded by a football player in an All-Ireland semi-final, it […]

Monday match reports

We’re back in the final and, because yesterday’s match was an All-Ireland semi-final, there’s obviously oodles of coverage about it. Here are all your Monday morning links to what’s online relating to yesterday’s big win for the lads over Tipperary at a fog-bound Croke Park. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph (match report, post-match quotes), Tipperary Live. Nationals: Irish Times (live […]

Mayo 5-20 Tipperary 3-13: Cillian runs riot in Tipp thumping

Well, hands up all those of you who saw that coming. I did have the idle thought ahead of throw-in today that, if we started well in today’s All-Ireland semi-final with Tipperary, we might just gut them but I still didn’t expect it to happen. But gut them we did and this game was well over as a contest before […]

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 […]