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Site stats update

I usually do the annual update on web traffic stats for the blog earlier in January. Last week’s glut of retirements blind-sided me a bit in that respect, however, so here, a little later than usual, is this year’s update. Covid-19 has caused plenty of graphs that were pointing upwards to tip vertiginously in the opposite direction. It certainly did […]

Club Stars and Galway FBD review – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E1

We’re starting 2020 on the Mayo News football podcast with a mixture of off-field and on-field action. Our first episode of the year focuses on the Club Stars annual awards banquet, which attracted a bumper attendance to the Knockranny Hotel in Westport on Saturday night, before moving onto MacHale Park in Castlebar yesterday afternoon where Mayo took on Galway in […]

Club Stars + yesterday’s action

The Club Stars event last night was great fun, with the added advantage that I’m waking up here in Westport this morning with only only a short trot to complete to get to MacHale Park a bit later on. The ballroom in the Knockranny was full to capacity last night, with a succession of award winners honoured on the night. […]

The weekend’s action

While the main focus for most supporters this weekend will be the FBD semi-final against Galway at MacHale Park on Sunday afternoon (throw-in 2pm), that’s not the only action that’s on. Tomorrow there’s a choice between club and county, with matches of interest taking place in Ennis and Ballina. At Cusack Park in Ennis Kilmaine face Na Gaeil of Kerry […]

New playing rules for 2020

It’s a time of change as regards the playing rules of Gaelic football. Following on from the experimental rules that were road-tested in last year’s National League, the Special Congress held in October approved the introduction of some new rules on a permanent basis. These rules come into effect for matches played this year and so we should get a […]