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Tipp are tops in Munster

Looking resplendent in their commemorative Bloody Sunday Centenary jerseys, Tipperary cut quite the dash at Páirc Uí Chaoimh this afternoon. While their playing gear nodded to a dark event in the GAA’s history, Tipperary’s young braves created their own history today, beating Cork by three points to land their first Munster SFC title since 1935. I was watching the hurling […]

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 […]

Venue changes for LGFA and NHL matches tomorrow

Given the incessantly inclement weather we’ve been enduring in recent weeks, late venues changes for matches have understandably become more common. Once again there are a few to report this weekend, with tomorrow’s LGFA game against Cork and the NHL one against Offaly now going ahead at altered locations. For the women, the switch sees their LGFA NFL Division One […]

Seven changes in women’s team to face Cork

The Mayo team has been named for Sunday’s LGFA NFL Division One clash with Cork at Cloughduv Hurling Grounds (throw-in 2pm). Here it is: Mayo (LGFA NFL Division One v Cork, 23/2/2020): Aisling Tarpey (Foxrock/Cabinteely); Nicola O’Malley (Westport), Noirin Moran (Westport), Saoirse Lally (Westport); Kathryn Sullivan (Castlebar Mitchels), Ciara McManamon (Burrishoole), Clodagh McManamon (Burrishoole); Roisin Durkin (Hollymount), Sinead Cafferkey (Kilmovee […]

Drive for five delayed … for now

After all the hype and all the chatter – which made it sound like it was the first bloody All-Ireland to be contested in a decade – the day ends with no winner. They go again on Saturday week. Letdowns don’t come much greater than All-Ireland finals that end all-square. I’ve been in Croke Park to witness such an outcome […]

Team named, two changes

We’ve just named the team for today. Here it is: Mayo (All-Ireland SFC semi-final v Dublin, 10/8/2019): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy), Chris Barrett (Belmullet), Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels, captain); Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy); Fionn McDonagh (Westport), Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Fergal Boland (Aghamore); Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber), Darren Coen […]

Mayo News football podcast – two weeks out

The countdown to the big day on Sunday week is gathering pace and so it’s time for another edition of the Mayo News football podcast. The first of our All-Ireland final build-up shows is a busy one. Host Rob Murphy and I set the scene for our trip over to London for our podcast event in the Oxford Arms in […]