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U20 and Minor Championship draws confirmed

It’s definitely time to turn the focus back onto on-field matters. What better way to do so than with some Championship draw news? The other evening the draws were made for next year’s 2020 provincial Championships at both U20 and Minor levels. Full details of the draws are here. The Minor one can be dealt with swiftly, as it’s being […]

Drive for five delayed … for now

After all the hype and all the chatter – which made it sound like it was the first bloody All-Ireland to be contested in a decade – the day ends with no winner. They go again on Saturday week. Letdowns don’t come much greater than All-Ireland finals that end all-square. I’ve been in Croke Park to witness such an outcome […]

Team named, two changes

We’ve just named the team for today. Here it is: Mayo (All-Ireland SFC semi-final v Dublin, 10/8/2019): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy), Chris Barrett (Belmullet), Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels, captain); Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy); Fionn McDonagh (Westport), Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Fergal Boland (Aghamore); Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber), Darren Coen […]

Game day – major challenge, massive opportunity

Today’s the day. We’re back on the big stage, with a huge challenge facing us this afternoon at Croke Park but one that also presents us with a great opportunity in this year’s Championship. Five-in-a-row chasing Dublin are, rightly, strong favourites to beat us today. Why would it be otherwise? We haven’t taken them down in the Championship since we […]

The day before

Once again, having barely processed all the excitement of the match we’ve just played, we’re hurtling towards another crunch game in this year’s Championship. It’s a schedule designed by idiots, for sure, but it’s one we’re stuck with. Which means that today is – incredibly – the day before our All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin. I’m under pressure here myself at […]

Minors and ladies both advance

Two Mayo teams were in Championship action today and both of them enjoyed wins in high-scoring encounters. The Minors came out the right side of a 5-12 to 2-19 shootout against Dublin at Pearse Park in Longford while over at O’Connor Park in Tullamore the county’s ladies team got the better of Donegal by 1-22 to 3-12. I’m away right […]

LIVE: All-Ireland MFC quarter-final

Below is the live stream to this afternoon’s All-Ireland MFC quarter-final between Mayo and Dublin, which throws in at Pearse Park in Longford at 3pm. The live stream will also stay up for the Galway/Dublin All-Ireland U20 semi-final and the Galway/Kildare All-Ireland MFC quarter-final which take at the Longford venue today. The live stream is provided over YouTube courtesy of […]

Minor team to face Dublin named

The Minors take on Dublin tomorrow in the All-Ireland MFC quarter-final at Pearse Park in Longford (throw-in 3pm). Here’s the team we’ve named for the game: Mayo (All-Ireland MFC v Dublin, 27/7/2019): Luke Jennings (Ballinrobe), Alfie Morrison (Louisburgh), Oisín Tunney (Breaffy), Aidan Cosgrove (Kiltimagh); Shaun Dempsey (Balla), Ruairí Keane (Mayo Gaels), Eoin Gilraine (Ballinrobe); Paddy Heneghan (Castlebar Mitchels), Ethan Henry […]

Ladies and Minors in action this Saturday

This coming weekend, at last, allows everyone to draw breath after five hectic weekends of Championship action. But that’s just the Senior team. Two other Mayo teams are in action this Saturday and, for both of them, these are crunch games. The ladies have an All-Ireland Championship round-robin clash with Donegal – aside from anything else, this is a timely […]