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Discovering Gaelic football

I still remember the day I fell in love with Gaelic football: it was July 19th, 2009.  On the previous afternoon, my husband and I drove from his hometown of Westport, Co. Mayo, through Delphi in Connemara to Galway City.  All along the way, on houses in every village, outside every roadside pub or Texaco, the competing county flags of […]

Tuesday match reports

A round-up of match reports on a Tuesday morning is a bit of a rarity here on the blog but there were matches on involving Mayo over the last three days so here’s a very quick gallop on the resultant coverage that’s out there on these games. Rackard Cup final: GAA, Mayo GAA, RTÉ, BBC, Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph, Western […]

Ladies hold out to make the semis

At half-time in today’s LGFA SFC quarter-final at MacHale Park it looked as if Mayo were going to beat Galway with considerable ease. The neighbours weren’t, though, prepared to bow out without a fight and it took some determined rearguard action for Michael Moyles’ team to seal a hard-fought 1-15 to 1-11 win over Galway. After heavy rain in the […]

LGFA team to play Galway named

The county’s women footballers take centre-stage tomorrow, as they take on Galway in the LGFA SFC quarter-final. The game throws in at MacHale Park at 1.45pm and it’ll be broadcast live by TG4. Here’s the team we’ve named for this knockout fixture. Mayo (LGFA SFC quarter-final v Galway, 2/8/2021): Aisling Tarpey (Foxrock Cabinteely); Saoirse Lally (Westport), Orla Conlon (Castlebar Mitchels), […]

The weekend’s matches

Another weekend is fast approaching – a Bank Holiday one too – and, with it, more Championship action involving teams from the county. There’s football on this coming weekend but not involving the men this time and there’s plenty of small ball action too. Let’s start with what’s surely the most significant tie of the weekend, the one where national […]

Galway review – Mayo News football podcast 2021 E15

Mayo claimed their second Connacht title in succession when they stormed back in the second half at Croke Park on Sunday, beating Galway by six points. The team’s uncertain first half display contrasted greatly with a dominant second half performance, creating several talking points from this novel Nestor Cup decider, the first to be decided at GAA HQ in almost […]

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 […]