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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 […]

Kerry 1-22 Mayo 0-15: down but not yet out

The majestic Magillicuddy Reeks provided an idyllic backdrop to today’s Super 8s meeting with Kerry at Fitzgerald Stadium. Down on the pitch, though, where the sun beat down and where the temperature was in the high twenties, what was on view was, from our perspective, far less attractive. Kerry were always on top in this game and they beat us […]

Considering Kerry

We’ve successfully negotiated our way through the qualifiers, encountering and overcoming far tougher opposition on the way than we had to do on previous backdoor runs. Our 2019 Championship odyssey now shifts back from straight knockout to three guaranteed outings over the next four weeks in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final group stage, aka the Super 8s. Our first opponents in Group […]

Mayo 2-13 Galway 1-13: Carr’s early goals drive us on to victory

It appears the tide has, indeed, turned. Mayo being Mayo, we had to have more drama at the end than we really needed to but, over the course of the 78 or so minutes that were played, we bossed the game for large spells and were full value for the three-point win with which we eventually came away from the […]