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Rowe on fire as ladies thump Tyrone

Today’s Championship opener was the first match the Mayo LGFA team had played since March but there wasn’t a trace of lethargy in their performance. Far from it, in fact, as they positively blew away Tyrone this afternoon at Pairc Sean MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon, winning by 4-17 to 0-4. Leading the charge for the ladies today in Carrick was Sarah […]

Monday match reports

It was tough going in difficult conditions for a good while against Leitrim at Carrick-on-Shannon yesterday. But we eventually got the job done, setting up a Connacht semi-final meeting with defending provincial champions Rosommon at Dr Hyde Park next Sunday. Here’s the media coverage that’s online about our win yesterday. Locals: Mayo News, Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph, Western People, Midwest […]

Leitrim 0-10 Mayo 2-15: first hurdle cleared

The reality of playing Championship football at this time of the year was brought home clearly in the form of the rain-splattered pictures beamed into our living rooms from Páirc Seán MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon this afternoon.  The day was wet and windy and it was obvious from early on that flowing summer football wouldn’t be in evidence. Instead, what we […]

Monday match reports

Right, let’s start with some positivity – it’s a Bank Holiday Monday and the sun is shining outside. And next spring – if it’s in the spring that the National League next year will be contested – we’ll get to rub shoulders with all our besties from the qualifiers. Clare, Cork, Down, Kildare – what a fun we’ll have together. […]

Galway 0-17 Mayo 3-23: rousing restart win over the neighbours

I’ll freely admit I had no idea what to expect today. Seven months since we last played a competitive game, sending out an experimental team to face a Galway side full of unfamiliar names. It was a hard one to call – I wonder did anyone guess our fifteen-point winning margin correctly? We never really got going at all in […]

Knockmore are the champions

At the start of the summer you’d have got decent odds on Knockmore lifting the Moclair Cup this year. Indeed, as late as the quarter-final stage they were only one of six clubs with serious ambitions to lift the title. Tonight, however, they stand alone – they’re county champions for the first time since 1997, with this afternoon’s two-point victory […]

Balla claim first Intermediate crown

With the sun having set, it was the hum of the generator powering the floodlights that provided the backdrop to tonight’s Intermediate Championship final at MacHale Park. A tense title decider it was too but it produced a clear winner, with Balla upsetting the odds to emerge four-point victors over neighbours Kiltimagh and claim a historic first ever Intermediate Championship […]

Kilmaine just do it

The Junior football Championship final ended a short while ago and it’s Kilmaine who are the champions. They only just edged out a heroic young Kilmeena side, capturing the Pete McDonnell Cup on a scoreline of 1-13 to 1-12. This was a real high quality decider played in perfect conditions in a sunwashed MacHale Park. The vantage point provided by […]