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Lee still undecided about next year

Mayo’s five-time All-Star and 2016 Footballer of the Year Lee Keegan was speaking last night at a live webinar where, inevitably, the question came up about his plans for inter-county involvement in 2023. Mike Finnerty has a piece on last night’s discussion on this topic on the Mayo News website – here. The gist of the conversation from last night’s […]

Mayo team named for #Play4Emma fundraising match this evening

Tonight’s the night at the Connacht GAA Dome in Bekan where Michael Moyles’ Mayo LGFA team take on All-Ireland champions Meath in the #Play4Emma fundraising match. The match gets underway inside this wonderful indoor arena at 7.30pm this evening. Tickets aren’t required to attend the match and there’s no entrance fee either but there’ll be collection buckets at the venue […]

Play for Emma under the Dome on Friday evening

The Connacht GAA Air Dome in Bekan is the place to be this coming Friday evening, when a special fundraising LGFA football match takes place between back-to-back All-Ireland champions Meath and Mayo. The match is being played as a fundraiser for the #Play4Emma appeal, which aims to raise funds for a treatment plan for Killala native, Emma Langan, who was […]

Connacht three-in-a-row for terrific Tooreen

The hurlers of Tooreen have done it again. For the third year in a row and for the fourth time in six years, Tooreen this afternoon captured the Connacht Intermediate hurling title. They did so by beating Galway’s Killimor by 0-22 to 1-15 at Athleague in today’s Connacht IHC decider and so once again they get a chance to shoot […]

Oisín’s departure an early blow for new management team

It’s been well flagged in recent weeks but last night’s official confirmation that Oisín Mullin is departing for Australia shortly to take up a professional AFL contract with Geelong is nonetheless a significant blow for the county ahead of next year’s inter-county campaign. At a personal level, it’s only right to wish Oisín well. We’re all given only one life […]

The weekend’s games

The world keeps turning. As it always does, as it must. The last while, when I’ve been inactive here, hasn’t been kind for Mayo clubs. All three of the men’s teams fell at the first hurdle in their respective Connacht club Championships, all to Galway opposition. LGFA Senior champions Burrishoole bowed out, also to a Galway team, in the Connacht […]

Echoes of 1951

This piece, written by my late father, John Gunnigan Snr, was published on the blog in December 2013 under the ‘Akamore Man’ nom de plume. It first appeared in the 2013 edition of the Annagh annual magazine. In light of his passing on 11th November this year, it seems appropriate to feature the piece here again. Rest in peace, Dad. Now that […]

Catching up

There are decades where nothing happens and there are weeks where decades happen. That quote, attributed to Lenin, seems more than a little apposite from my standpoint right now. A week ago today, my father died and the seven days since have passed in a dizzying blur. Everything has changed but it all still seems in large part like a […]