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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 […]

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 […]

24k for semis + other stuff

RTÉ have got confirmation from Government sources this afternoon that agreement has been reached in relation to maximum attendances for this year’s All-Ireland semi-finals and finals. 24,000 supporters will be allowed to attend each of the four semi-final matches while 40,000 will be maximum for both deciders. Given that our semi-final is very likely going to be against Dublin, it […]

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 […]

It’s back to Croke Park for Rackard Cup final

We’re still basking – as JP so rightly noted this morning, like basking sharks basking in Keem Bay – in the warm after-glow of our Nestor Cup success at Croke Park yesterday but now, less than a week later, comes another chance for the county to claim silverware at GAA HQ. This time it’s the hurlers, whose Nicky Rackard Cup […]

Monday match reports

That warm, happy, sloppy-grin feeling hasn’t yet subsided and my voice isn’t close to coming back either – it should be okay by Wednesday, I reckon – so not even the reality of another Monday morning and the imminent end of the good weather can take away the after-glow from yesterday. We’re once again the Connacht champions and yesterday we […]

Second half surge sees hurlers home

The county’s hurlers this afternoon qualified for the final of the Nicky Rackard Cup as they saw off the challenge of Armagh at a sun-splashed Páirc Seán MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon. Trailing at half-time, Mayo came with a powerful surge after the break to claim a fairly comfortable 2-23 to 2-9 win. I was busy with other Saturday stuff earlier on […]

Mega match week ahead

This piece was updated to include details of Friday’s Connacht Minor Championship match between Mayo and Roscommon and fixture details for the Mayo/Armagh Rackard Cup tie on Saturday. The week that has just started is set to be a busy one for a number of Mayo teams. There are seven Championship encounters involving Mayo teams down for decision between now […]