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Mayo 0-17 Dublin 0-17: Mayo draw cold comfort

Almost. Mayo almost pulled off the shock of the season. With time running out, Ryan O’Donoghue kicked Mayo in front with a ballsy free from the right wing.  There was time for one more play though and Dublin showed why they are All-Ireland champions. Ciarán Kilkenny soared to pluck Stephen Cluxton’s kick-out from the skies. He fed Jack McCaffrey who […]

How Mayo lost an All-Ireland in the boardroom and when the Green above the Red first appeared 

The widely-acclaimed book, On This Day In Mayo, by Máirtín Ó Maicín will be launched in Dublin this Wednesday, November 22, at 7pm. Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny will launch the book at the Croke Park Hotel in Drumcondra in what is expected to be a big gathering for the Mayos in Dublin.  All are welcome to attend. To give a […]

Mayo 4-10 Tyrone 0-12: Tyrone trounced

It’s hard not to grab the attention of the nation when you beat the last two All-Ireland champions by a combined 17 points in seven days.  After beating 2022 champs Kerry by seven points last Saturday, Mayo followed it up with an emphatic 10-point win over 2021 champions Tyrone tonight.  Mayo were, as against Kerry, solid and disciplined at the […]

From the bog to the blog

In a WhatsApp group I’m in, one man took great pleasure in Mayo’s late win over Roscommon. “That’s the stuff for them bloggers,” he wrote. I thought that was a tad harsh on poor Willie Joe and his ilk. Or unfair on the Rossies, depending on your outlook. Of course auto-correct was playing havoc with him and he meant to […]

Searching for that golden ticket

If there’s one constant every year Mayo are in the All-Ireland Final, it is the elusive search for tickets as Edwin McGreal from The Mayo News reports. Photo: A friend of mine got a phonecall within ten minutes of the final whistle on Sunday last. It was his mother-in-law with a simple order – six tickets side by side […]

This weekend’s club action: Part 2 – ‘Tubber look like the team to beat

Yesterday he provided a comprehensive preview of this weekend’s Junior and Intermediate action and today Edwin McGreal is back with his thoughts on the two Senior semi-finals that are down for decision on Saturday and Sunday. The Senior Championship has been an intriguing one in Mayo and it says something for Ballintubber that they are many people’s favourites, including this […]

This weekend’s club action: Part 1 – Junior and Intermediate semi-finals

There’s a raft of club championship action on this weekend and I’m delighted to welcome back into the guest slot Edwin McGreal who takes a look at what’s on offer. In this, the first of two previews, Ed assesses the weekend’s Junior and Intermediate semi-finals and tomorrow he’ll be back with his take on the Senior action.  There are so many […]