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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, […]

2017 – a summer like no other!

Pushed very close by the renaissance of 2004 and the goal-glut of 2013, 2017 is probably the most enjoyable Championship campaign I can remember since I started following the fortunes of the Mayo senior football team. Ten games, four draws and the priceless scalp of Kerry don’t even tell half the story as Mayo’s summer routinely lurched from the sublime […]

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 […]

Provincial club finals coming up

More club dates for your diaries, this time involving matches with some silverware on offer. This coming Saturday at MacHale Park, the Connacht Intermediate and Junior football finals are being contested. The county has skin in both games, with Kilmaine bidding for provincial glory in the JFC decider while neighbours The Neale have their sights set on the Connacht IFC […]

Dublin seal historic five-in-a-row

They’ve done it. At the second attempt Dublin made no mistake, winning this evening’s All-Ireland football final replay by a comfortable margin of six points. Jim Gavin’s all-conquering team made history at Croke Park by running out winners over Kerry by 1-18 to 0-15 to seal their fifth All-Ireland title in a row. I was in two minds in the […]

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 […]

Measuring Meath

It’s a blessing and a curse that the games are coming along so rapidly at us in this year’s Championship. This week-to-week-to-week schedule has meant that we’d no time at all to luxuriate in having bested Galway for the first time since 2016 but now it means equally we’ve no period in which we’re condemned to brood on Sunday’s hosing […]

Kerry team named

With thanks to Gamechanger for the heads-up about the announcement, Kerry have this evening named their team for Sunday’s mouth-watering Super 8s meeting with our lads. Here’s the team they’ve named for it: Kerry (All-Ireland SFC quarter-final, Group 1, Phase 1 v Mayo 14/7/2019): Shane Ryan (Rathmore); Jason Foley (Ballydonoghue), Tadhg Morley (Templenoe), Tom O’Sullivan (Dingle); Paul Murphy (Rathmore), Jack […]