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Poll: who was our Player of the Year for 2021?

With the inter-county season now behind us it’s time to consider who was the Mayo GAA Blog Player of the Year for 2021. Past winners of this award – chosen by you – are Cillian O’Connor (twice), Diarmuid O’Connor, Lee Keegan, Andy Moran and Colm Boyle. To compile the shortlist for the Player of the Year award I use the […]

Lee Keegan is our MOTM from yesterday’s game

Yesterday’s All-Ireland final wasn’t a day when the Mayo team shone as a whole. Tyrone fully deserved their five-point win in a game where only a few Mayo players played to their potential. Chief among them was Lee Keegan. Always a man for the big day, Lee put in yet another lion-hearted All-Ireland final performance at Croke Park yesterday. He […]

Tyrone 2-14 Mayo 0-15: error-ridden display does for us

There are many ways a team can lose an All-Ireland, as well we know. But when a team performs well below its potential and makes basic errors from start to finish, then defeat is guaranteed. And that’s what happened us today. First off, though, it’s only right and proper to salute Tyrone on their All-Ireland victory. They were the better […]

Mayo 0-17 Dublin 0-14: we’ve dethroned the Dubs

We did it, we only went and did it. Dublin have been the greatest champions in the history of Gaelic football but their run was going to end some day. That day, in a mesmerising, chaotic and thrilling night of football at Croke Park, was today. We’ve downed the Dubs and, once again, we’re back in the All-Ireland final. It’s […]

Monday match reports

That warm, happy, sloppy-grin feeling hasn’t yet subsided and my voice isn’t close to coming back either – it should be okay by Wednesday, I reckon – so not even the reality of another Monday morning and the imminent end of the good weather can take away the after-glow from yesterday. We’re once again the Connacht champions and yesterday we […]

Mayo 2-14 Galway 2-8: Croke Park Connacht champions

We’ve had so many incredible days out following this Mayo team. Most of us have memories to last a lifetime from the totemic clashes we’ve been involved in over the past decade. The team have us given so much down the years and today – now infused with a significant dash of youth –  they’ve done it again, giving us […]

Ryan O’Donoghue our MOTM from yesterday’s game

In the absence of the all-time top scorer in the Championship from our ranks this summer, it has fallen to the younger players to fill the void. Cillian is, of course, irreplaceable and so playing without him means we have to do things differently, with our two Championship games to date – admittedly against very modest opposition – seeing a […]

Mayo 5-20 Leitrim 0-11: easy does it

It’s good to be back. Today was the first Mayo match I’d been to in 16 months, the first since Covid struck, and while today’s match-day experience was very different and it was a good bit wetter than I’d have liked in the first half it still felt bloody great to be there. So first off I’d like to pay […]