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Wasteful Knockmore just come up short

They say goals win games but, you know, points help too. Accuracy in front of the posts even more so and, on that metric alone, Padraig Pearses deserved their win over Knockmore in today’s Connacht Senior club football final. They recorded just two wides compared to fourteen from the Mayo champions as they emerged from James Stephens Park the victors […]

Kilmeena canter to Connacht title

Mayo JFC champions Kilmeena had it all their own way in the Connacht Junior football final at Markievicz Park today. Sligo’s St Patricks were no match for the West Mayo outfit who galloped to a sixteen-point win, on a scoreline of 1-18 to 0-5. I kept one ear on Midwest for some of the game but I wasn’t, I confess, […]

Dome defeat in the FBD

Mayo opened their inter-county year in the novel surroundings of the Air Dome in the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence this evening. Their FBD League semi-final against Galway was a helter-skelter affair on the very fast all-weather surface but it was the more inventive Tribesmen who stayed the distance better, winning by four points. We’d named an extremely experimental side […]

Tyrone 2-14 Mayo 0-15: error-ridden display does for us

There are many ways a team can lose an All-Ireland, as well we know. But when a team performs well below its potential and makes basic errors from start to finish, then defeat is guaranteed. And that’s what happened us today. First off, though, it’s only right and proper to salute Tyrone on their All-Ireland victory. They were the better […]

Camogie team land Nancy Murray Cup

It was tense and it was tight but in the end Mayo’s camogie team emerged with a two-point victory over Tyrone in today’s Nancy Murray Cup final. They won today’s decider, played at Páirc Seán MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon, by 3-8 to 1-12. Early on it looked as if Mayo – back competing at inter-county level in camogie this year after […]

Minor camogie team into final

The men’s footballers aren’t the only Mayo team looking forward to contesting an All-Ireland final this year. That’s because yesterday the county’s Minor camogie team overcame Wicklow in the All-Ireland C semi-final and now face Cavan in the decider. Yesterday’s semi-final against the Garden County was a cracking contest, one that went to extra-time. In the end, the Mayo team […]

Mayo 0-17 Dublin 0-14: we’ve dethroned the Dubs

We did it, we only went and did it. Dublin have been the greatest champions in the history of Gaelic football but their run was going to end some day. That day, in a mesmerising, chaotic and thrilling night of football at Croke Park, was today. We’ve downed the Dubs and, once again, we’re back in the All-Ireland final. It’s […]

Tuesday match reports

A round-up of match reports on a Tuesday morning is a bit of a rarity here on the blog but there were matches on involving Mayo over the last three days so here’s a very quick gallop on the resultant coverage that’s out there on these games. Rackard Cup final: GAA, Mayo GAA, RTÉ, BBC, Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph, Western […]

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 […]

Hurlers roar to Rackard Cup victory

In the depths of last winter behind closed doors at Croke Park, Mayo’s hurlers saw the Nicky Rackard Cup snatched from under their noses when two late goals for Donegal saw their the men from the hills pull off a smash-and-grab title success. There was never any danger of this happening in today’s decider, however, as the Green and Red […]