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Minor team for Sunday named

We’ve named our team to play Sligo on Sunday in the Connacht MFC semi-final. The match will be played at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence at 2pm that afternoon and here’s the team we’ve selected for it. Mayo (Connacht MFC semi-fnal v Sligo, 20/12/2020): Brian O’Flaherty (Islandeady); Cian McHale (Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin), Fenton Kelly (Davitts), Malcolm MacEvilly (Westport); Shaun Dempsey (Balla), […]

Minors in action on Sunday

With all the focus, understandably, on the county’s involvement in this year’s All-Ireland Senior football final, it’s easy to forget that this isn’t the only Championship match Mayo are involved in this coming weekend. On Sunday afternoon at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence in Bekan the Mayo Minors take on Sligo in the Connacht MFC semi-final. The game throws […]

Minor Championship to get going

It was announced yesterday that, with the Level 5 restrictions lifted, the Minor football Championship will get going later this month. The competition will spill over into early in the New Year. The Connacht MFC gets going the weekend after next, with Galway meeting Leitrim in a preliminary round tie on Sunday 12th (throw-in 2pm). The two semi-finals take place […]

U20 and Minor Championship draws confirmed

It’s definitely time to turn the focus back onto on-field matters. What better way to do so than with some Championship draw news? The other evening the draws were made for next year’s 2020 provincial Championships at both U20 and Minor levels. Full details of the draws are here. The Minor one can be dealt with swiftly, as it’s being […]

Drive for five delayed … for now

After all the hype and all the chatter – which made it sound like it was the first bloody All-Ireland to be contested in a decade – the day ends with no winner. They go again on Saturday week. Letdowns don’t come much greater than All-Ireland finals that end all-square. I’ve been in Croke Park to witness such an outcome […]

Team named, two changes

We’ve just named the team for today. Here it is: Mayo (All-Ireland SFC semi-final v Dublin, 10/8/2019): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy), Chris Barrett (Belmullet), Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels, captain); Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy); Fionn McDonagh (Westport), Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Fergal Boland (Aghamore); Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber), Darren Coen […]

Game day – major challenge, massive opportunity

Today’s the day. We’re back on the big stage, with a huge challenge facing us this afternoon at Croke Park but one that also presents us with a great opportunity in this year’s Championship. Five-in-a-row chasing Dublin are, rightly, strong favourites to beat us today. Why would it be otherwise? We haven’t taken them down in the Championship since we […]

The day before

Once again, having barely processed all the excitement of the match we’ve just played, we’re hurtling towards another crunch game in this year’s Championship. It’s a schedule designed by idiots, for sure, but it’s one we’re stuck with. Which means that today is – incredibly – the day before our All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin. I’m under pressure here myself at […]