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Mayo v Donegal – a Super 8s Saturday night showdown

God, I badly needed that weekend off. Five weeks in a row was taking its toll on the body and the wallet – Newry, Castlebar, Limerick, Killarney and Dublin were all frequented in June and July. It felt like I was playing Discovering Ireland as a kid again!  The young lad was happy with the weekend off too as he […]

Fire, fury and fearlessness – dealing with Donegal

It’s not exactly in keeping with the modern game but it’s hard to get away from the idea that the best thing Mayo can do is throw the tactics board out the window and attack Donegal with a manic intensity that leaves their heads spinning on Saturday week! Frankly it’s been hard to identify much of a game plan in […]

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 […]

A reflection to find direction – lessons must be learned quickly from defeat

I humbly returned to Dublin on the Sunday evening after the Roscommon game with my 8 year-old son. He has been dyed and donned in the Green and Red since birth despite our Dublin 15 postcode. I felt it my duty to fight the good fight against the sky blue epidemic that has swept the capital this past decade. He […]