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Dublin 2-14 Mayo 0-15: final step proves too far once again

Up until this evening, no team had laid a glove on Dublin in this year’s Championship. We gave the all-conquering Metropolitans a decent rattle in this final but ultimately it wasn’t enough as we lost out by five points. Unlike those heart-wrenching one-point losses we’d suffered to them the last three times we played them in the decider, Dublin had […]

Monday match reports

We’re back in the final and, because yesterday’s match was an All-Ireland semi-final, there’s obviously oodles of coverage about it. Here are all your Monday morning links to what’s online relating to yesterday’s big win for the lads over Tipperary at a fog-bound Croke Park. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph (match report, post-match quotes), Tipperary Live. Nationals: Irish Times (live […]

Mayo 5-20 Tipperary 3-13: Cillian runs riot in Tipp thumping

Well, hands up all those of you who saw that coming. I did have the idle thought ahead of throw-in today that, if we started well in today’s All-Ireland semi-final with Tipperary, we might just gut them but I still didn’t expect it to happen. But gut them we did and this game was well over as a contest before […]

Donegal deserving Rackard winners

Up until the first water break, the county’s hurlers were well in charge of today’s Rackard Cup decider at Croke Park. A steady succession of points – the bulk of them frees from Shane Boland – saw us open up a six-point gap at the end of the first quarter. From then on, though, it was underdogs Donegal who showed […]

Monday match reports

Who cares that it’s a dreary old Monday morning in November? We’ve just won the Connacht Championship and now have an All-Ireland semi-final appearance to look forward to in three weeks time. In these pandemic days, that’s not a bad prospect to be mulling over on a Monday. There’s a good bit of coverage online about yesterday’s win, as well […]

Galway 0-13 Mayo 0-14: best in the west

With so much riding on the result of today’s Connacht final at Pearse Stadium, it’s not surprising that what we got to see in this behind-closed-doors provincial decider was short on quality but high on excitement. The Mayo/Galway rivalry is a close, keen one and there have been plenty of Connacht clashes between us that have been decided by razor-thin […]

Ladies bow out

The Mayo ladies’ Championship campaign ended in windswept conditions at Parnell Park up here in Dublin this afternoon. Their Group 4 match with Armagh at the Donnycarney venue was a winner-takes-all affair, with both teams having already beaten Tyrone so the prize on offer for the winners was a place in the All-Ireland semi-final. Armagh it was who won, by […]

Monday match reports

It’s Monday morning so that means it’s time for a quick gallop through the coverage that’s online about our match yesterday. A good one it was too from our perspective – with Cork’s sensational extra-time win over Kerry keeping us nicely away from the limelight – as we qualified for the Connacht final for the first time in five years. […]

Roscommon 0-13 Mayo 1-16: surprisingly easy

I doubt I was alone in feeling that it would be tough for us to come away from Dr Hyde Park with a result this afternoon. How wrong can you be? We almost strolled to victory over Roscommon this afternoon, the match won well before David Gough finally blew for full-time. We made one change ahead of throw-in, opting to […]