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Ryan O’Donoghue our MOTM from yesterday’s game

In the absence of the all-time top scorer in the Championship from our ranks this summer, it has fallen to the younger players to fill the void. Cillian is, of course, irreplaceable and so playing without him means we have to do things differently, with our two Championship games to date – admittedly against very modest opposition – seeing a […]

Mayo 5-20 Leitrim 0-11: easy does it

It’s good to be back. Today was the first Mayo match I’d been to in 16 months, the first since Covid struck, and while today’s match-day experience was very different and it was a good bit wetter than I’d have liked in the first half it still felt bloody great to be there. So first off I’d like to pay […]

Let’s look at Leitrim

We’re back in Connacht Championship action next Sunday. Our provincial semi-final clash with Leitrim throws in at MacHale Park at 2pm that afternoon and Longford’s Fergal Kelly is reffing it. The match will be broadcast live on RTÉ. Our recent Championship meetings with Leitrim have been like waiting for the proverbial bus to arrive, in that having not met them […]

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. […]

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 […]

Stuff about Sligo

Our Connacht Championship opener is on this coming Saturday. Our opponents in this knockout provincial quarter-final draw are Sligo and the game takes place at their patch in Markievicz Park. The match throws in at 4.30pm on Saturday, Down’s Paul Faloon is the ref and it’s live on Sky Sports. We’ve played Sligo a total of 56 times in the […]