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Cillian fires brave minors back to Croker

Today was a day when Gaelic football’s tectonic plates shifted more dramatically than they’ve done for years, with the game’s two dominant powers both bundled unceremoniously out of this year’s championship. I was at Croke Park with my little buck today to see history unfold and we had a whale of a time, especially during the afternoon’s second game where […]

Good luck lads

There’s a serious amount of serious football to be played at Croke Park over the next two days but, before all that gets underway, our minors have a serious match of their own to play as they face Offaly in the All-Ireland quarter-final at Hyde Park in a bit over an hour’s time.  I couldn’t make it to Roscommon for […]

Minors unchanged for Offaly

The team for Saturday’s All-Ireland quarter-final clash with Offaly at Hyde Park, Roscommon (throw-in 12.30 pm) has just been announced: full details of the team and subs are on the Mayo GAA website. The starting fifteen is unchanged from the Connacht final and here it is: Mayo (MFC v Offaly): Paul Mannion (Mayo Gaels); Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Niall Freeman (Aghamore), […]

Championship mini-league: it’s all a bit embarrassing really …

How much more pomposity does a man need?  There I was on Sunday evening reflecting smugly on the fact that my 76-point haul from Saturday’s qualifier matches had sent me surging 72 points clear at the top of the mini-league when I decided to check the overall leaderboard and found that, for the first time, I had my nose out […]

It’s Hyde Park next Saturday for the minors

As was widely expected, the minors have been pencilled in to face Offaly in their All-Ireland quarter-final at Hyde Park in Roscommon.  The match is set for next Saturday  and will, as was also expected, form part of a minor double-header which also features Longford and Galway.  What’s unexpected, though, is that the throw-in time for our match has been fixed for […]

The ideal quarter-final draw?

So we’re down at last to the final eight in the championship, the point where the real fun begins.  The draw for the quarters takes place later on today (at 6.30 pm, to be exact and it’ll be live on RTÉ2) and, while the pairings that’ll be decided this evening are in the lap of the gods, I know who […]

The road ahead for the minors

Win or lose yesterday, the minors were guaranteed a place in the All-Ireland quarter-finals but the lads’ victory over Galway at McHale Park not only secured the Kilcoyne Cup for the third summer on the trot, it also meant that we were guaranteed a last eight tie against the beaten finalists in Leinster – Offaly – and not that province’s […]

Second half goalfest secures Connacht three-in-a-row for minors

It was, deservedly, the Rossies who left McHale Park today with most of the plaudits and fair play to them too for the way that they made such a nonsense of those (admittedly daft) pre-match odds to seize an unexpected 20th Connacht title over a Sligo side that failed to reach the highs they achieved when beating ourselves and Galway […]