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Connacht Championship draw on next Monday evening

The draws for the various provincial Championships in hurling and football are set to be made next week. The draws will be made live on RTÉ, split across the Morning Ireland show on Radio One and the station’s Six-One TV news programme. It’s on the latter programme, next Monday evening, that the Connacht Championship draw will be made. They might […]

Fixture schedule is published

The GAA today published its updated Master Fixtures calendar for 2021, confirming that the year’s inter-county football action will get underway in the middle of May. The National Football League starts on the weekend of 15th/16th May, five weeks from Sunday, and, as signalled previously, it’ll be run this year on a regionalised basis, comprising groups of just four teams. […]

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 […]

Mid-May start now looks on the cards

The government’s announcement yesterday evening on the reopening of various parts of the economy and society finally gives us a likely timeframe to look forward to from a GAA perspective. That’s the middle of May, when National League action is set to start, most likely on the weekend of 15th/16th May. The government announced yesterday that collective inter-county training would […]

A few thoughts on what James had to say

That flurry of coverage generated by James Horan’s interviews with the local media is, I know, a bit old hat by now but I meant to do a piece arising from it and I guess it’s still current enough to do this. You’ve probably seen the relevant pieces on James’ interviews at this stage but, in case you haven’t, here […]

Horan sounds happy ahead of the return to the fray

James Horan has been quiet enough on the media front since last December’s All-Ireland final but he’s returned to the circuit in recent days. I gather there’ll be a bit of coverage with him in the local print media over the coming week and, ahead of this, the Mayo manager did an interview with Caoimhín Rowland for CRCfm’s Saturday Sport […]