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Paddy Durcan our MOTM from yesterday’s game

Right, it’s time to pull the shutters down on our final Man of the Match poll of 2019. At half-time in yesterday’s All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin we had strong performers all over the field but, by the time the final whistle had sounded, all of the principal characters in this particular drama were wearing blue jerseys. One man who stood […]

Dublin 3-14 Mayo 1-10: blue wave washes us away after the break

Well, that sure was a game of two halves. At the break, with us eight to six up, things were looking as positive as we could have hoped for in advance. We’d worked like demons in that opening half, repeatedly turning over the ball in our backline to break up their attacks and asking questions of them at the other […]

Mayo 1-14 Donegal 1-10: Majestic Mayo defeat Donegal with awesome performance of grit and guile

Mayo confounded the critics and bookmakers alike with a “men versus boys” display to defeat Donegal and earn their place in the All-Ireland semi-final. Next Saturday evening will most likely see Mayo take on the Dubs in Croke Park but that can wait until tomorrow. Tonight is about savouring a special victory and a special bunch of players. It was […]

Mayo 2-17 Meath 0-14: Royals rumbled by Mayo’s final quarter blitz

The rollercoaster that is Mayo’s 2019 championship campaign continues … at least for another two weeks. Kerry and Donegal’s enthralling encounter finished in a draw in Croke Park, and so Mayo now know their mission in their final game of the Super 8s – it’s simple; beat Donegal in Castlebar and we will contest an All-Ireland semi-final for the eighth […]

Game day – a win’s a must today

It’s game day again, with a return to Croke Park for James and the lads. It’s a return to win-or-bust territory for them too. So much has happened since the last time the team played at the venue in the League final at the end of March. Defeat to Roscommon a few weeks after that threw our planned Championship trajectory […]

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 […]

Cillian O’Connor our MOTM from yesterday’s game

Yesterday was certainly one to forget for us – it was our first double-digit Championship defeat since we lost by ten points to Derry in the qualifiers back in 2007 – and it was one in which, from our perspective, there was precious little to celebrate. In such circumstances, it seems a bit daft to be talking about a Mayo […]

The morning after

It’s the morning after the defeat in Killarney, a day where, when the final whistle blew, it looked for all the world like our Championship run had ended for this year. But it hasn’t. This odd Championship structure, which we’re only now getting our heads around, sees us back in action yet again in a week’s time, this time with […]