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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 […]

Hurlers snatch delicious smash-and-grab win

Mayo’s hurlers got their Rackard Cup campaign off to the best possible start this afternoon. Trailing Donegal at O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny for much of the game, they struck late via a goal from Keith Higgins and won by three points, on a scoreline of 2-14 to 0-17. My focus was elsewhere while this game was being played, though I […]

Monday match reports

It’s Monday morning, with Mayo supporters still preoccupied, I’d say, with yesterday’s game. We’re back in Division One but we’re all now anxiously awaiting news about how bad the injuries to Diarmuid and Cillian O’Connor are. And we’re facing into Championship with a defence that’s so porous it’s simply not funny anymore. But it is Monday so, you know, work […]