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Sligo capture Connacht Minor crown

The full-time whistle was blown a short while ago at Dr Hyde Park in the Connacht MFC final. This confirmed a sensational outcome to this year’s provincial Championship at U17 level, as Sligo beat favourites Roscommon by 0-19 to 1-11. It’s the Magpies’ first Connacht Minor football title since 1968 and only their third one ever. With Roscommon having beaten […]

A little bit of history to be repeated

THE venue for this year’s Connacht final may be novel but it is not unprecedented. All of 98 years ago the replayed provincial final of 1922 between Galway and Sligo was also contested at Croke Park on the last day of September in 1923. As was common in those times, the match in question, which was played in late September […]

Rossies advance to U20 decider

Roscommon this evening advanced to the Connacht U20 Championship final, beating Sligo at Dr Hyde Park by 4-13 to 2-12. Unlike last night’s tie between ourselves and Galway, this evening’s match was a fairly clear-cut affair. Roscommon were on top right from the off, bagging the first four points of the contest and going on to lead by 1-8 to […]

Sligo review – Mayo News football podcast 2021 E11

Mayo began their 2021 Championship campaign in impressive fashion last Saturday, as they ran out comfortable winners over Sligo in a lopsided Connacht SFC quarter-final meeting at Markievicz Park.  In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we review Saturday’s game and assess how James Horan’s team are shaping up for the bigger challenges that lie ahead of them […]

Large victory margins are nothing new

Saturday’s outsized win over Sligo, combined with the tankings Kerry and Donegal dished out to Clare and Down respectively over the weekend, has led to plenty of complaints about all that’s wrong with the current Championship structure. These are sentiments I’d agree with wholeheartedly and are ones I’ve voiced myself – I recall banging on about this topic when the […]

Sligo 0-12 Mayo 3-23: no contest

In the Melian Dialogue Thucydides wrote that “the strong do what they can and the weak suffer as they must.” That observation had more than a little relevance to this afternoon’s lopsided Connacht quarter-final at Markievciz Park. The vast gulf in class between the teams was apparent right from the start of a game that Mayo won by as much […]

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. […]

Sligo team named

Sligo named their team yesterday afternoon for tomorrow’s Connacht SFC clash with our lads. Here it is: Sligo (Connacht SFC quarter-final v Mayo, 26/6/2021): Eamonn Kilgannon (St Farnan’s); Ryan Feehily (St Mary’s), Eddie McGuinness (Tubbercurry), Evan Lyons (Shamrock Gaels); Keelan Cawley (Coolera/Strandhill, captain), Paul McNamara (St John’s), Darragh Cummins (Calry/St Joseph’s); Paddy O’Connor (St Farnan’s), Paul Kilcoyne (St Mary’s); David […]

Team to face Sligo named

Earlier on today we named our team for Saturday’s Connacht Championship opener against Sligo. Here it is: Mayo (Connacht SFC quarter-final v Sligo, 26/6/2021): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Enda Hession (Garrymore), Oisín Mullin (Kilmaine), Lee Keegan (Westport); Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels), Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber), Eoghan McLaughlin (Westport); Matthew Ruane (Breaffy), Conor Loftus (Crossmolina Deel Rovers); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Darren McHale (Knockmore), […]