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Photos from Croke Park on Sunday

I’ve uploaded a few pictures I took at Croke Park on Sunday, which are accessible via the ‘Photos’ tab above or else directly from here if you’re interested in having a gawk at them. As you’ll see, I wasn’t exactly snap-happy at Croke Park – it wasn’t the sort of day for being a detached observer of events and once the ball […]

A work in progress

After yesterday’s defeat, we now need to look to the future. Here’s ontheroad with some thoughts on what we achieved in 2010 and where we go from here. Willie Joe will do the forensics and I will loiter at the scene of the crime. Before the Cork game James Horan said he looked forward to that game. It would tell […]

The day after

The pain hasn’t started to recede all that much yet but it will, I know, and when it does there’s our bright future to think about. First, though, there’s all the post-match stuff to wade through so here it is. I’ve only skimmed through it myself (I’ve largely avoided what’s been said in the media since the match and I […]

Semi-final day

Right, this is it – throw-in at Croker takes place in a bit over five hours from now so words are all a bit irrelevant at this stage. This is a big, big day for us and a great opportunity for the county to show what it can do on the big stage against the most vaunted opposition in the […]

The day before

Not long to wait now, hombres – as I write it’s a bit over thirty-three hours until throw-in and I dunno about the rest of you but the butterflies are beginning to get into overdrive. Tomorrow will be the biggest match the county has played in for five years and regardless of the actions of the Anti-Hype Police, it looks […]

It’s official: we’re unchanged for Sunday

Our starting team for Sunday has now been officially confirmed and it’s the same line-up that was announced earlier on today only to be de-announced a few minutes later. Here’s the full list of the team and subs: Mayo (All-Ireland SFC Semi-Final v Kerry, 21/8/2011): Robert Hennelly (Breaffy); Tom Cunniffe (Castlebar Mitchels), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Richie Feeney […]

Pints, anyone?

We’ve the match to look forward to, of course, on Sunday but before every big match there’s always The Night Before and so a few of us have decided to institute our own impromptu pre-match session on Saturday night. The venue for this event (if skulling porter may properly be termed as such) is Bowe’s pub on Fleet Street (the […]

Unchanged team for Sunday (but not yet named officially so may not be correct)

We’ve just announced an unchanged team for Sunday, according to For the record, here it is: Mayo (All-Ireland SFC Semi-Final v Kerry, 21/8/2011): Robert Hennelly (Breaffy); Tom Cunniffe (Castlebar Mitchels), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Richie Feeney (Castlebar Mitchels), Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe), Trevor Mortimer (Shrule-Glencorrib); Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Alan Dillon (Ballintubber), […]