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Details of upcoming fixtures confirmed

The GAA today confirmed details of its refixed inter-county calendar for 2020 – details here. This covers both what’s left of the League and all of the match in the Championship, incorporating as well the various secondary competitions in hurling (on which a small bit anon). For us, the fun is set to start in Tuam Stadium three weeks from […]

Finals countdown

A feast of club football finals takes place at MacHale Park this weekend, bringing down the curtain on what’s been a hugely entertaining club Championship season. It’s been a summer for of compelling contests and interesting sub-plots, with an extremely robust case being made all the while in favour of a split season between inter-county and club action. That’s something […]

The weekend’s match schedule

It’s a full weekend at MacHale Park, with four county finals down for decision over the two days at the Castlebar venue. The good news is that yesterday’s Covid-19 announcement means that a small number of supporters will be able to attend their club’s match at the weekend. Mayo GAA announced today that all Cáirde Mhaigheo season ticket holders whose […]

Down to the final four

It was another day of quarter-final action in the Senior, Intermediate and Junior club football Championships today, at the conclusion of which the semi-final pairings have been decided in all three competitions. I didn’t get to see any of the football myself today, though personal business ironically took me to Castlebar this afternoon and so I wasn’t that far away […]

Window closing for inter-county Championships

Since the decision was made back in June to push the resumption of inter-county action back to the final quarter of the year, there hasn’t been a whole load of speculation about whether or not it might even be feasible for county teams to take to the field again before the year is out. In recent days, though, the focus […]

The weekend’s action

There was a raft of football and hurling action on within the county this weekend, with a second round of matches in the Michael Walsh Leagues in the former while in the latter the first shots were fired in this year’s county Championship. Let’s start with that SHC action from last night. Four teams are contesting the TJ Tyrell Cup […]

LGFA Championship fixture details confirmed

The LGFA earlier today confirmed fixture details for this year’s Championship. In light of the disruptions caused by Covid-19, the LGFA decided to scrap the provincial competitions and go instead with a round-robin format comprising four groups of three counties. The winners of the four groups advance to the All-Ireland semi-finals. Today’s announcement provides outline dates for the round-robin games […]

Reality bites on reopening plans

The new Government’s announcement yesterday evening that elements of Phase 4 of the Covid-19 reopening programme were being put on hold has come as a bit of a reality check. Within the GAA world, the measure that’s of most concern is the decision not to proceed for now with lifting the maximum allowable number for mass gatherings from 200 to […]