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Ladies hold out to make the semis

At half-time in today’s LGFA SFC quarter-final at MacHale Park it looked as if Mayo were going to beat Galway with considerable ease. The neighbours weren’t, though, prepared to bow out without a fight and it took some determined rearguard action for Michael Moyles’ team to seal a hard-fought 1-15 to 1-11 win over Galway. After heavy rain in the […]

LGFA team to play Galway named

The county’s women footballers take centre-stage tomorrow, as they take on Galway in the LGFA SFC quarter-final. The game throws in at MacHale Park at 1.45pm and it’ll be broadcast live by TG4. Here’s the team we’ve named for this knockout fixture. Mayo (LGFA SFC quarter-final v Galway, 2/8/2021): Aisling Tarpey (Foxrock Cabinteely); Saoirse Lally (Westport), Orla Conlon (Castlebar Mitchels), […]

The weekend’s matches

Another weekend is fast approaching – a Bank Holiday one too – and, with it, more Championship action involving teams from the county. There’s football on this coming weekend but not involving the men this time and there’s plenty of small ball action too. Let’s start with what’s surely the most significant tie of the weekend, the one where national […]

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 […]

Crowd of 5,000 to be allowed attend Connacht final?

On a rather chaotic and negative news day from a Covid-19 point of view, this morning’s report by John Fogarty in the Irish Examiner (here) that crowds of at least 5,000 might be allowed at this year’s provincial finals had the feel of a development swimming strongly against the tide. There’ll be 8,000 punters in Croke Park this Saturday for […]

Wonderful comeback win for Mayo’s women

The Mayo women footballers got their season off to the best possible start at MacHale Park this evening. Well on top against great rivals Galway at half-time, they looked destined for defeat as they fell six points behind early in the final quarter. But a stirring late comeback, when they scored 1-4 without reply, saw the home team snatch a […]

Connacht Championship fixture details confirmed

Connacht GAA today confirmed all the fixture details for this year’s provincial Senior football Championship. Those details are here. As you know, we’re paired with Sligo in a quarter-final tie and today it was confirmed that this match will be played at Markievicz Park on Saturday, 26th June at 4.30pm. The winners of that game play Leitrim in the semi-final. […]