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Hope springs eternal

This article first appeared in this week’s edition of the Mayo News as the ‘On the Road’ piece in the sports supplement – it’s here. I could, I suppose, say that at this stage the car knows how to drive itself from our house in Dublin down to Castlebar but, of course, self-driving technology isn’t there yet. With three cross-country […]

Monday match reports

Given the game-of-two-halves nature of yesterday’s one-point defeat to Kerry, it’s not too painful to pull together the links to the match reports. Not least given that, once again, Fergal did all the heavy lifting. Here’s the coverage on the weekend’s action. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph (match report, Andy Moran’s assessment), Kerry Sports Hub. Nationals: Irish Examiner, Irish Independent, […]

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 […]

Mayo 1-13 Kerry 1-14: stirring comeback just falls short

At half-time this game couldn’t end quickly enough for us. Thoroughly outplayed in a chastening opening period, a hammering at the hands of a lively, inventive Kerry looked more a probability than a possibility. Few of us in the 8,069 crowd that had gathered in perishingly cold weather for this match could have predicted what was to unfold after the […]

Team to play Kerry named

We’ve named our team to play Kerry at MacHale Park tomorrow afternoon (throw-in 1pm). Here it is: Mayo (NFL Division One v Kerry 1/3/2020): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Padraig O’Hora (Ballina Stephenites), Oisín Mullin (Kilmaine), Lee Keegan (Westport); Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber), Eoin O’Donoghue (Belmullet), Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels); Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy, captain), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore); Jordan Flynn (Crossmolina Deel Rovers), […]