Mayo GAA Blog

Mayo GAA news, views and over a century of results

Setting sail

Several different strands came together the morning in February 2007 that I brought into being the phenomenon that became known as the Mayo GAA Blog. At one level, what I did that day was just a flight of fancy, a mere whim, an idea that simply may not have been followed through on at all. It wouldn’t have been the […]

Podcast survey – we want your feedback

With the football still on hold, the Mayo News football podcast has remained in dry dock so far this year. That doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about the podcast, though, as there’s plenty going on behind the scenes ahead of its return for 2021. The enforced break from live action gives us a chance to stand back and think about where […]

Lost and found

One way of thinking about how individuals live their lives – it’s certainly a method I often use to frame my own existence – is to parcel the single contiguous existence into discrete chunks. Childhood and adulthood are obvious divisions, the individual decades are, of course, a handy means for carving up bits of what might be a long life […]

Early May now the likely start time for inter-county action

As we approach the first anniversary of the imposition of Covid-related restrictions – it’ll be a year next weekend since that madcap League match against Kerry, the last inter-county game that crowds were allowed to attend – the start date for inter-county action this year has become a little clearer. The provision of clarity wasn’t an accusation that could, in […]

Oisín lands YFOTY award as Cillian misses out on FOTY prize

The All-Stars awards show has just concluded on RTÉ2 and, from our perspective, there were no surprises with how the two Footballer of the Year awards went. In the Young Footballer of the Year category we couldn’t lose – probably just as well, seeing how we got shafted in the All-Stars – as all three players on the shortlist came […]

Just two All-Stars for us

The 2020 All-Stars awards will be presented tomorrow night, with the ceremony live on RTE2 (throw-in 6.30pm), but ahead of that the football All-Star team for the year just gone was unveiled this morning. The All-Stars forever see bizarre selections. This year they’ve outdone themselves as our run to the All-Ireland final and a creditable display in the final yielded […]

Another Covid blow

The latest GAA-related Covid news – broken this evening by RTÉ’s Damian Lawlor (report here) – comes as a huge blow to everyone who may have been expecting a resumption of inter-county action within any kind of reasonable timeframe this year. In short, the GAA were informed by the Government earlier this week that their inter-county action, as well as […]