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Return to action this year is now looking unlikely

I was wrong about The Sunday Game the other night. The re-run they featured of the 2017 final might have been one to avoid – I certainly couldn’t face its bittersweet pain – but John Horan’s appearance on the show was of some interest. What the GAA President had to say about the likely timeframe for a return to action […]

Another time, another place

This afternoon at Páirc Seán MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon our Connacht Championship campaign was meant to get underway. Of course, like so much of life nowadays, that fixture, along with plans for the entire Championship, has been mothballed. Today’s scheduled meeting with Leitrim would certainly have had a novel air about it. We’ve only met Leitrim once in Connacht since the […]

Focus has to be on club action now

The announcement by the Government today (here) on mass gatherings this summer has cast further doubt on the viability of Championship action resuming any time soon. The Government confirmed that gatherings requiring local authority licences to cater for crowds in excess of 5,000 will not be permitted this side of September. While the statement made no mention of sporting events, […]

GAA begins to bow to the inevitable on fixtures

The GAA has today finally accepted that its 2020 Championship fixture calendar – at both club and inter-county levels – cannot remain in place, due to the ongoing restrictions arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. The GAA’s statement issued today is here. This is the first formal recognition from Croke Park that widespread changes to this year’s fixture list have to […]

GAA getting ready to consider Championship changes

The announcement by the GAA yesterday – coming in the wake of the Government’s extension of the current Covid-19 restrictions until 5th May – that it intends to hold a remote Special Congress next Friday marks the first tentative confirmation by the Association that change is inevitably on the way for this year’s Championship. It’s not planned to bring to […]

Playing for time

Sporting events everywhere are being postponed or else cancelled outright due to the restrictions necessitated by the ongoing and still escalating Covid-19 crisis. No sport is immune from this, the GAA included. So far, the GAA are playing a cautious game in relation to what might have to be done to its fixtures calendar for 2020 in light of the […]

Football, interrupted – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E11

The rapidly spreading Covid-19 coronavirus has, with astonishing speed, upended much of what had hitherto passed for normal life right around the globe. Sports events have come to a standstill everywhere and, closer to home in the world of Mayo GAA, the fraught issue of whether or not Mayo might be able to avoid the drop from Division One this […]

Club Championship draws

As mentioned earlier on the 2020 Championship draws were held at MacHale Park tonight. Here are details of who has been paired with whom in the Senior, Intermediate and Junior championships this year. Senior – group pairings are here. Intermediate – group pairings are here. Junior ‘A’ – group pairings are here. Separately, Mayo GAA today unveiled a new social […]