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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 […]

Shutdown makes total sense

It really does feel as if today marks a step-change in how this country is reacting to the ever-spreading coronavirus. Following the Taoiseach’s announcement this morning in Washington of a range of measures aimed at protecting public health, including a ban on mass gatherings, it was inevitable that a shutdown of sporting events would follow. The GAA’s decision, made in […]

Checking the foundations

I think most people will agree by now that the dispute that has occurred between Mayo GAA and the Mayo GAA International Supporters Foundation (which, for the sake of brevity, I’ll refer to simply as the Foundation) is a hugely regrettable mess. I don’t, though, want to dwell on the dispute itself in this piece. Instead my aim is to […]

Primer on experimental rules

Photo: Joe.ie With our opening game in next year’s FBD League now little more than two weeks away, it’s a good time, I guess, for a small reminder about the experimental rules that are being trialled in the pre-season tournaments and, possibly, in the upcoming League campaign too. Already these changes have morphed from theory into practice, with the action […]

Dubs stroll to four-in-a-row

Photo: RTÉ Well, that was a poor old final. In fairness to Tyrone they weren’t beaten out the gate, as I’d thought they would be. But they never looked like they might win it once Dublin had reeled in their early lead and, despite the small bit of interest that Tyrone’s converted penalty injected into the tie inside the last […]