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A sense of place and time

This non-football piece was written for the ‘What’s Best for the West’ series that is currently running in the Mayo News. It appeared originally in this week’s edition of the paper and is available here. This autumn, forty years will have passed since I left home having finished in Secondary school. I’ve never lived west of the Shannon since then […]

Gavin Duffy meets Billy Joe – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E19

Billy Joe Padden’s interviewing skills have been a major feature here on the Mayo News football podcast in recent months and in this episode he’s back with another special guest. This time, Billy Joe sits down for an in-depth discussion with Mayo GAA and Connacht Rugby star Gavin Duffy. The Ballina native enjoyed a varied sporting career, mainly in rugby […]

Club and county co-operation the way for now

The club versus county rumpus that has arisen across the country in recent weeks was as predictable as it was depressing. So much for the still-ongoing Covid-19 crisis being used by the GAA as an opportunity to do things better. Instead it was just more of the same old story. It’s good, then, to read Mike Finnerty’s interview with Mayo […]

Colm Horkan RIP

The country awoke this morning to the awful news of the tragic death last night of Detective Garda Colm Horkan, who lost his life in the line of duty in Castlerea. Colm Horkan was a proud GAA man who was an active member of Charlestown Sarsfields for most of his life and he was also an avid supporter of the […]

JJ Cribbin RIP

The death was announced yesterday of former Mayo footballer JJ Cribbin. A native of Ballyhaunis, Fr Cribbin was Parish Priest of Milltown in Galway. He died yesterday at Mayo University Hospital following an illness. JJ Cribbin was a talented forward who tasted national success with the Green and Red at both underage and senior level. Ordained as a priest in […]

Happy Mayo Day!

The Mayo Day concept began in 2015 and it has gone from strength to strength in the years since then, my own favourite without question being the 2016 one. This is the sixth year Mayo Day has been celebrated and, like so much of life nowadays, it’s set to be a much-changed day this year. I mentioned yesterday the raft […]