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State of the final eight

10:49am: “We’re sorry, but we couldn’t find any events” 10.51am: “You are now in line……………1,759 people in front of you” 11.07am: “You are now in line……………689 people in front of you” God, I really hate queuing for Mayo tickets online. Technology and I are not friends at the best of times. Give me a physical ticket put into my hand […]

A little bit of history to be repeated

THE venue for this year’s Connacht final may be novel but it is not unprecedented. All of 98 years ago the replayed provincial final of 1922 between Galway and Sligo was also contested at Croke Park on the last day of September in 1923. As was common in those times, the match in question, which was played in late September […]

Monday match reports

It’s Monday morning, with Mayo supporters still preoccupied, I’d say, with yesterday’s game. We’re back in Division One but we’re all now anxiously awaiting news about how bad the injuries to Diarmuid and Cillian O’Connor are. And we’re facing into Championship with a defence that’s so porous it’s simply not funny anymore. But it is Monday so, you know, work […]

Three tough tests today

There are three separate Mayo teams in competitive action today, in three different codes at three different venues. It’s a real jam-packed weekend for the county, with the men’s footballers facing a crunch promotion decider against Clare tomorrow as well. Today it’s hurling, camogie and women’s football that are in focus. Three extremely tough games they’re set to be too, […]

LGFA team to play Dublin named

The Mayo women’s team to play Dublin in Saturday’s LGFA NFL Division 1 semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick, was named a short while ago. That game throws in at 5.15pm on Saturday and here’s the team we’ve named to start in it: Mayo (LGFA NFL Division 1 semi-final v Dublin, 12/6/2021): Laura Brennan (Hollymount); Saoirse Lally (Westport), Clodagh McManamon […]

Coverage details for this weekend’s games

There are four matches, in four different codes, involving Mayo teams this coming weekend. All four games will be available to view live from the comfort of your own homes, with one being broadcast on TV and the other three streamed. There’s also a team from Mayo contesting an All-Ireland final in a GAA code this coming Sunday. I’ll get […]

Four matches to follow this coming weekend

As well as being a long weekend it was a quiet one on the following Mayo front, with yesterday’s LGFA match against Westmeath the only one on that involved the county. But hold onto your hats as next weekend approaches as there are four Mayo teams in action then, facing opposition from Ulster, Munster and Leinster. Saturday is the busier […]

Football by numbers – the Dublin secret

As we gradually edge our way out of the madness, induced by Covid lockdowns, the mind turns slowly back to football. For years, Mayo GAA has been a passion that has consumed us when the action was underway and that gave us serious withdrawal symptoms when the year’s action was over. Throughout the last twelve months, the radical changes in […]