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Another Covid blow

The latest GAA-related Covid news – broken this evening by RTÉ’s Damian Lawlor (report here) – comes as a huge blow to everyone who may have been expecting a resumption of inter-county action within any kind of reasonable timeframe this year. In short, the GAA were informed by the Government earlier this week that their inter-county action, as well as […]

Keith zips off

Our New Year glut of retirements continued today with the sad though not wholly unexpected announcement by Keith Higgins that his inter-county days are at an end. The official announcement of Keith’s retirement is here. Keith Higgins was, by any measure, one of the greatest players ever to don the Green and Red jersey. A four-time All-Star as well as […]

The road to Croker II – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E38

‘The road to Croker’ series on the Mayo News football podcast aims to set the scene ahead of Mayo’s appearance at GAA HQ on Sunday week when they take on Munster champions Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final. In this second episode in the series, we’re looking back, both on last weekend’s action and on the tragic events that took place […]

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 […]

Looking ahead to the Rackard Cup decider

The county’s hurlers aren’t often in the limelight but they will be this coming Sunday. They don’t often get to play at Croke Park either but that’s happening on Sunday too, as HQ is the venue for the Nicky Rackard Cup final, in which Mayo take on Donegal. The Rackard decider shares a double bill at Croke Park on Sunday. […]

Hurlers heading for HQ

While most of the attention has been focused in recent weeks on the exploits of the county’s footballers, the hurlers have been tipping along nicely as well. Next weekend it’s they who move centre-stage. With wins recorded over Monaghan, Tyrone and Leitrim, Derek Walsh’s team have enjoyed an untroubled passage into the final of this year’s Nicky Rackard Cup. The […]