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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 […]

Minors and ladies both advance

Two Mayo teams were in Championship action today and both of them enjoyed wins in high-scoring encounters. The Minors came out the right side of a 5-12 to 2-19 shootout against Dublin at Pearse Park in Longford while over at O’Connor Park in Tullamore the county’s ladies team got the better of Donegal by 1-22 to 3-12. I’m away right […]

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 […]

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 […]

U20s outgunned by Galway

Mike Solan’s Mayo U20s came to Tuam Stadium this evening seeking to land the county’s second Connacht title in a row at this level. While Galway went into tonight’s provincial decider as favourites, there were high hopes that our lads might upset those odds and land us another win over the neighbours. Sadly, however, it wasn’t to be. Galway took […]

Sunday match reports

It’s Sunday, the sun’s shining, we’ve beaten Galway and we’re in the Super 8s. That makes it a Super Sunday in my book. There’s plenty of coverage about last night’s hugely satisfying and long overdue win over the neighbours. Let’s take a dive into it. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph. Nationals: Irish Examiner (match report, James Horan quotes, James Horan […]