Mayo GAA Blog

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Great champions need to be good winners too

Photo: Irish Mirror (Inpho/James Crombie) The match is over and, painful though it is for us to admit it, Dublin won. They’re the champions. They are, in fact, the three-in-a-row champions, the first time such a feat has been achieved since Kerry completed a trio of All-Irelands back in 1986. That was a great Kerry team. I saw them in […]

Mayo 0-12 Monaghan 1-11: error-ridden display ends in defeat

So another year of competitive football is up and running for us but unfortunately this one – like last year – has opened for us in defeat. Unlike the thumping down in Cork twelve months ago, however, tonight’s two-point loss to Monaghan was wholly preventable, which I guess is why it feels so frustrating. There was a great sense of […]

Ten years, ten posts

The final part of the blog’s tenth birthday celebrations is a retrospective on how the Mayo GAA story has been covered here for the last decade. Ten years of chronicling this story from my perspective has involved the creation of a whole pile of posts – 2,722 by me to be exact, as well as 177 guest pieces – in […]

From the bog to the blog

In a WhatsApp group I’m in, one man took great pleasure in Mayo’s late win over Roscommon. “That’s the stuff for them bloggers,” he wrote. I thought that was a tad harsh on poor Willie Joe and his ilk. Or unfair on the Rossies, depending on your outlook. Of course auto-correct was playing havoc with him and he meant to […]


Can you believe it? I find it difficult to but it’s true: today the blog has reached the ripe old age of ten. Ten eventful years they’ve been too, full of giddy highs and crashing lows, though thankfully we’ve had more of the former than the latter. It sure has been a hell of a ride attempting to chronicle all […]