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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 […]

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 […]

Club Stars and Galway FBD review – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E1

We’re starting 2020 on the Mayo News football podcast with a mixture of off-field and on-field action. Our first episode of the year focuses on the Club Stars annual awards banquet, which attracted a bumper attendance to the Knockranny Hotel in Westport on Saturday night, before moving onto MacHale Park in Castlebar yesterday afternoon where Mayo took on Galway in […]

Club Stars + yesterday’s action

The Club Stars event last night was great fun, with the added advantage that I’m waking up here in Westport this morning with only only a short trot to complete to get to MacHale Park a bit later on. The ballroom in the Knockranny was full to capacity last night, with a succession of award winners honoured on the night. […]

The weekend’s action

While the main focus for most supporters this weekend will be the FBD semi-final against Galway at MacHale Park on Sunday afternoon (throw-in 2pm), that’s not the only action that’s on. Tomorrow there’s a choice between club and county, with matches of interest taking place in Ennis and Ballina. At Cusack Park in Ennis Kilmaine face Na Gaeil of Kerry […]

Delight for Na Brídeoga, despair for MacHale Rovers

It was a case of contrasting fortunes for the two Mayo clubs in All-Ireland final action this afternoon, with the camogie players of Na Brídeoga ending the day on a high while the footballers of CL MacHale Rovers were left to nurse a heartbreaking one-point loss after extra-time. I’ve very little information to share, I’m afraid, about today’s All-Ireland Junior […]

Two ladies club All-Irelands this weekend

The Christmas decorations are starting to go up but the on-field action at club level for 2019 still isn’t over. This weekend, from the county’s perspective, it’s the turn of the ladies with two separate All-Ireland final contests down for decision on Sunday. The first of these is the Junior B All-Ireland camogie final where East Mayo camogie club Na […]