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Chris Barrett checks out

On the same day that he was named as an All-Star nominee for the fifth time, Chris Barrett today announced his retirement as an inter-county player. He’s the fifth Mayo player to do so since the start of the year and the official announcement from Mayo GAA is here. Chris Barrett was another one of the famed Class of 2006, […]

Séamie O’Shea sails away

There was more unsettling news for Mayo supporters this morning as, for the fourth day in a row, a significant player for the county over the last decade has called time on his inter-county career. Today, it’s Seamus O’Shea who has announced that his time is up. Like the other lads who have done likewise this week, Séamie’s announcement isn’t […]

David Clarke retires from the fray

David Clarke today became the second Mayo player in as many days to announce his retirement from the inter-county scene. In doing so, the 37 year-old Ballina Stephenites clubman brings down the curtain on an incredible twenty-year stint as an inter-county player. The news was confirmed by Mayo GAA earlier on today (here). The announcement included a statement from the […]

Donie calls it a day

Donal Vaughan said today it was “with a heavy heart” that he was announcing his retirement from inter-county football at the age of 32. It’s a sentiment that many Mayo supporters will share, as another member of the consistently competitive team James Horan fashioned in his first tenure as Mayo manager calls time on his inter-county career. Having represented the […]

Thoughts about Tipperary

We’re a week out now from the All-Ireland semi-final so I guess it’s time to start thinking about Tipperary, focusing on how they’ve been getting on of late, our meetings with them and all that. While the wider world may, in the context of the Premier County’s fairytale Munster title success last weekend, view our meeting with them next Sunday […]

Barry Moran calls it a day

Photo: RTÉ News broke yesterday evening on Midwest Radio that Barry Moran has decided to call time on his inter-county career. The 32 year-old Castlebar Mitchels clubman was involved in the senior panel for the last thirteen years, during which time he featured in four All-Ireland finals and won six Connacht senior championship medals. The story is widely covered today […]

Team to face Kildare named

We’ve just named our team to face Kildare. Here it is: Mayo (All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers Round 3, 30/6/2018): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Chris Barrett (Belmullet), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels); Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), James Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels); Jason Doherty […]

Tooreen’s title + the rest of the club action

Photo: @AIB_GAA It’s been another weekend of provincial action at club level, with a number of matches taking place involving teams from the county. Pride of place this weekend has to go to Tooreen, who this afternoon became the first ever club team from Mayo to win a provincial hurling title. This year’s county champions beat Galway’s Ballinderreen today by […]