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Measuring Meath

It’s a blessing and a curse that the games are coming along so rapidly at us in this year’s Championship. This week-to-week-to-week schedule has meant that we’d no time at all to luxuriate in having bested Galway for the first time since 2016 but now it means equally we’ve no period in which we’re condemned to brood on Sunday’s hosing […]

The morning after

It’s the morning after the defeat in Killarney, a day where, when the final whistle blew, it looked for all the world like our Championship run had ended for this year. But it hasn’t. This odd Championship structure, which we’re only now getting our heads around, sees us back in action yet again in a week’s time, this time with […]

Meath prove a bridge too far for brave hurlers

Photo: @MayoGAA It wasn’t to be for the county’s U21 hurlers in their All-Ireland B final against Meath at Semple Stadium this afternoon. They put up a brave fight against very strong opposition but had no answer when the young Royals turned up the heat in the final ten minutes. Meath, who’d lost the final to Wicklow twelve months ago, […]

U21 hurlers bidding for glory tomorrow

Photo: Western People It’s big ball stuff on a wall-to-wall basis right now but it’d be remiss not to give a mention to the county’s U21 hurlers who have a huge day ahead of them tomorrow. This comes in the form of the All-Ireland U21 B final against Meath at the cathedral of hurling, Semple Stadium in Thurles, where throw-in is […]

The weekend’s action

Photo: Mayo Advertiser There was plenty of championship football on yesterday and today, both of the local club variety and at inter-county level as the early season provincial and qualifier action continued apace. Club stuff first, where, when the music stopped in the late afternoon today, the identity of those who’d made it to the quarter-finals, those eliminated and those dragged […]

No joy for juniors, ladies lose too

Today didn’t turn out to be a great day for football within the county, with the juniors’ attempt to land the All-Ireland foundering down in Ennis at the predictable hands of the Kerrymen while over in Hyde Park the ladies also found the Monaghan girls too hot to handle in their All-Ireland quarter-final. I wasn’t at either match: indeed, a […]

Junior and minor teams for the weekend named

The junior and minor teams who are both in action this weekend have just been named. First up the juniors who face Kerry in the All-Ireland final on Saturday at Cusack Park, Ennis, where throw-in has been set for 2.30pm. The team named tonight includes three lads who have featured in the senior panel this year – goalkeeper Paul Mannion, […]