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Leitrim 0-10 Mayo 2-15: first hurdle cleared

The reality of playing Championship football at this time of the year was brought home clearly in the form of the rain-splattered pictures beamed into our living rooms from Páirc Seán MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon this afternoon.  The day was wet and windy and it was obvious from early on that flowing summer football wouldn’t be in evidence. Instead, what we […]

Game day – young guns lead the charge for us today

It’s the first day of November and it’s also the day we finally get to play our first game in this year’s Championship. Such is life in this pandemic era we’re all living through. Today’s match is a Connacht SFC quarter-final against Leitrim at Páirc Seán MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon where throw-in is set for 1.15pm. Paul Faloon of Down is […]

Coverage for this weekend’s matches

Seeing as it’s Tuesday we’re officially no longer allowed to mope any more about Sunday’s result but are compelled instead to look ahead to the matches that are down for decision this coming weekend. And sure why shouldn’t we be looking to the future? It’s Hallowe’en so it must be a Championship weekend. There’s Championship action on in both hurling […]

A week ’till Sunday

So, it appears pretty much certain that the resumption of inter-county action will happen next weekend. For a brief period last Thursday it looked as if the GAA might be having second thoughts about playing out the remaining fixtures in the National League – a development reported on that day by the Irish Examiner – but this was quickly scotched […]

Inter-county prospects back on knife-edge

As the days tick down to the planned resumption of inter-county action – it’s just eleven days now until we’re supposed to be facing Galway in the National League at Tuam (throw-on on the 18th is set for 2pm) – so the number of daily Covid-19 infections increases remorselessly. This is no game but if it’s viewed as a contest […]

Finals countdown

A feast of club football finals takes place at MacHale Park this weekend, bringing down the curtain on what’s been a hugely entertaining club Championship season. It’s been a summer for of compelling contests and interesting sub-plots, with an extremely robust case being made all the while in favour of a split season between inter-county and club action. That’s something […]

The weekend’s match schedule

It’s a full weekend at MacHale Park, with four county finals down for decision over the two days at the Castlebar venue. The good news is that yesterday’s Covid-19 announcement means that a small number of supporters will be able to attend their club’s match at the weekend. Mayo GAA announced today that all Cáirde Mhaigheo season ticket holders whose […]

Champs crash out, Breaffy best Ballagh

I’ve said it before but it merits saying it again – this is the best Mayo football Championship in ages. Two local battles played out at an eerily empty MacHale Park were given national treatment this evening, with both games broadcast live on RTÉ2. Two cracking matches they were too. In the evening’s opening Moclair Cup quarter-final clash, the spoils […]

It’s a knockout

The club Championships within the county move up a few gears this weekend, with the start of the knockout action at Senior, Intermediate and Junior levels. There are also a number of crunch relegation play-off games down for decision tomorrow and Sunday. The county will be in the national spotlight tomorrow too, with two of the Moclair Cup quarter-final ties […]

Local action goes national

The club Championship quarter-finals are on this coming weekend and it was announced today that RTÉ will be showing two of the SFC games live on Saturday evening. It’s a good call by the national broadcaster. The Mayo SFC doesn’t always make for compelling, high quality entertainment but this year’s Championship has, so far, been the best one in ages. […]