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Knockmore are the champions

At the start of the summer you’d have got decent odds on Knockmore lifting the Moclair Cup this year. Indeed, as late as the quarter-final stage they were only one of six clubs with serious ambitions to lift the title. Tonight, however, they stand alone – they’re county champions for the first time since 1997, with this afternoon’s two-point victory […]

Balla claim first Intermediate crown

With the sun having set, it was the hum of the generator powering the floodlights that provided the backdrop to tonight’s Intermediate Championship final at MacHale Park. A tense title decider it was too but it produced a clear winner, with Balla upsetting the odds to emerge four-point victors over neighbours Kiltimagh and claim a historic first ever Intermediate Championship […]

Kilmaine just do it

The Junior football Championship final ended a short while ago and it’s Kilmaine who are the champions. They only just edged out a heroic young Kilmeena side, capturing the Pete McDonnell Cup on a scoreline of 1-13 to 1-12. This was a real high quality decider played in perfect conditions in a sunwashed MacHale Park. The vantage point provided by […]

Monday match reports

Given the game-of-two-halves nature of yesterday’s one-point defeat to Kerry, it’s not too painful to pull together the links to the match reports. Not least given that, once again, Fergal did all the heavy lifting. Here’s the coverage on the weekend’s action. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph (match report, Andy Moran’s assessment), Kerry Sports Hub. Nationals: Irish Examiner, Irish Independent, […]

Women footballers lose, hurlers relegated

The one-point loss to Kerry at MacHale Park wasn’t, I’m afraid, the county’s only loss in competitive action today. We also went under in the two other games we played this afternoon. The women’s football team were beaten by Cork in their NFL LGFA Division One match at Mallow. Leading by two points at the break, Mayo found the going […]

Mayo 1-13 Kerry 1-14: stirring comeback just falls short

At half-time this game couldn’t end quickly enough for us. Thoroughly outplayed in a chastening opening period, a hammering at the hands of a lively, inventive Kerry looked more a probability than a possibility. Few of us in the 8,069 crowd that had gathered in perishingly cold weather for this match could have predicted what was to unfold after the […]

Monaghan 2-16 Mayo 0-13: a border beating

We came into this game at Clones this afternoon with plenty of positive hopes about getting the kind of result that could kick-start this League campaign for us. We’re coming out of it, however, with the most profound doubts about how we stand and what direction we’re heading in. Well matched throughout the first half, Monaghan were starting to get […]