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Second half surge sees hurlers home

The county’s hurlers this afternoon qualified for the final of the Nicky Rackard Cup as they saw off the challenge of Armagh at a sun-splashed Páirc Seán MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon. Trailing at half-time, Mayo came with a powerful surge after the break to claim a fairly comfortable 2-23 to 2-9 win. I was busy with other Saturday stuff earlier on […]

Mega match week ahead

This piece was updated to include details of Friday’s Connacht Minor Championship match between Mayo and Roscommon and fixture details for the Mayo/Armagh Rackard Cup tie on Saturday. The week that has just started is set to be a busy one for a number of Mayo teams. There are seven Championship encounters involving Mayo teams down for decision between now […]

Sunday match reports

It’s the morning after the day before, a day when Mayo came out of the traps fast to blow Sligo away in the opening round of this year’s Connacht Championship. It was as good a performance from James Horan’s team as anyone could have wished for in advance and that’s pretty much reflected in the media coverage of the game. […]

Hurlers snatch delicious smash-and-grab win

Mayo’s hurlers got their Rackard Cup campaign off to the best possible start this afternoon. Trailing Donegal at O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny for much of the game, they struck late via a goal from Keith Higgins and won by three points, on a scoreline of 2-14 to 0-17. My focus was elsewhere while this game was being played, though I […]

Game day – knockout campaign starts here

Hot on the heels of this year’s shortened National League campaign we’re now pitched straight into the Championship. Today the first shots of the summer season are set to be fired and our lads are in Connacht SFC action this afternoon against Sligo at Markievicz Park (throw-in 4.30pm). There’s an element of back to the future in this year’s Championship. […]

Hurlers’ team to played Donegal named

The county’s hurlers are in Rackard Cup action tomorrow, as they travel to Letterkenny to play Donegal (throw-in 2.30pm). Here’s the team we’ve named for this match at O’Donnell Park. Mayo (Rackard Cup v Donegal, 26/6/2021): Bobby Douglas (Tooreen); Gary Nolan (Tooreen), Michael Morley (Tooreen), Daniel Huane (Tooreen); Conor Henry (Tooreen), Pearse McCrann (Tooreen), David Kenny (Tooreen); Seán Regan (Tooreen), […]

Watching the action on Saturday

With only 200 supporters allowed to attend the match at Markievicz Park on Saturday, the only option for the vast majority of us will be to tune in on TV. The hurlers are also in action earlier the same afternoon and, no doubt, some of you will be interested in seeing that game too. Let’s start with the hurling match. […]

Rackard Cup draw details confirmed

The draw was made today for this year’s Nicky Rackard Cup, hurling’s fourth tier Championship in which we’ll once again be competing this summer. Last year we lost out narrowly in the decider to Donegal and that’s who we face first in this year’s competition. I’d always thought that the Rackard winners compete at Christy Ring level the following year […]