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Mayo 3-15 Monaghan 1-18: we’re in the final

We’re in the League final. For long stretches today it didn’t look like this was going to happen, not because of any real failings on our part but instead due to the fact that Galway appeared to have the beating of Tyrone up in Omagh. But then the narrative changed in Healy Park, while at the same time we began […]

Mayo 1-8 Roscommon 1-7: narrow win in near-gale conditions

Coming into tonight’s League opener the bottom line for us was to get a win. Champagne football could wait, slick, well-worked movements could be kept in store for another day. A win, any old win, would do and that was what we eventually got tonight at MacHale Park. It’s impossible to overstate just how difficult the conditions were at Castlebar […]

Game day – positive start would be great

So, after a break of almost seven months, this evening we’re finally back in action. The James Horan Mk II era faces its first competitive test tonight at MacHale Park where Roscommon provide the opposition in the opening round of the National Football League Division One. Throw-in is set for 7pm. The start of the action every year is eagerly […]

Bits and pieces ahead of tomorrow

It’s the day before our opening League match of the year so time to point you towards a few bits and pieces relating to the game and let you know what to expect here on the blog and the podcast and all that. First off, Mayo County Council have issued a safety message (here), which is mainly about parking on […]

Rossies sound warning ahead of Saturday evening

The prevailing narrative for some time has been that our 2019 League Division One campaign starts with a nice, handy opening fixture. Roscommon’s impressive five-point win over a strong Galway line-up in this afternoon’s FBD League final, however, sounds a timely warning about our taking next Saturday evening’s match for granted. Reports on Roscommon’s 0-13 to 1-5 over Galway in […]

Ballintubber and Belmullet land the silverware

A crowd of around 8,000 turned up at MacHale Park this evening to see the Senior and Intermediate club football finals, which were played out in incredibly mild late October weather under the lights in Castlebar. When the dust had settled on the two deciders it was the players and supporters of Belmullet and Ballintubber who went off into the […]

Juicy Junior final on tomorrow

Photo: Mayo GAA TV (via Facebook) The first of this year’s club finals within the county takes place tomorrow afternoon. MacHale Park is the venue and the Junior football title is the prize on offer, with Achill and Balla facing off for possession of the Pete McDonnell Cup. Tomorrow’s decider throws in at 3pm. The curtain-raiser at MacHale Park is […]