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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 […]

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 […]

The weekend’s matches

After a quiet weekend on the club front last time out – when only Tooreen were in action, beating London’s St Gabriel’s to clinch their place in the Connacht IHC final – the weekend coming up is, by contrast, a busy enough one. Starting with men’s football, Westport take the field for the very first time in the Connacht SFC […]

Connacht club Championship fixtures

The club Championship action within the county is over and so now, with the clocks having gone back and the cloaking darkness of the long winter nights back with us, the focus turns towards the provincial campaigns facing the various county champions. Time, then, for a quick overview on what’s facing our local standard-bearers on that front over the next […]

County finals review – Mayo Football Podcast 2022 E47

The club football Championships within the county reached their conclusion last weekend. While most of the focus, understandably, goes to Westport following their breakthrough first ever Moclair Cup success, it was a big weekend too for the footballers of Ballyhaunis, Islandeady and Achill, who captured the Intermediate, Junior A and Junior B titles respectively. In this episode of the Mayo […]

National League fixtures for next year

Provisional fixtures for next year’s National League have been provided to counties, with details reported in the media today. Colm Keys in today’s Irish Independent has a piece on this (here), which fills in some of the detail on our forthcoming Division One campaign. Having played all seven League matches away from home last year while the pitch redevelopment works […]

County final weekend round-up

The dust is settling on the weekend’s county final action, one which saw Westport finally seal a historic first ever Moclair Cup title success, while Ballyhaunis and Islandeady claimed county titles at Intermediate and Junior respectively and, with that, progression back to higher level Championship football next year. The only place to start is, of course, Westport’s breakthrough win over […]

Intermediate and Junior finals preview – Mayo Football Podcast 2022 E46

It’s not just possession of the Moclair Cup that’s up for grabs this weekend, as battle is set to be joined for the right to hold the Sweeney and McDonnell Cups as well. The destination of the latter two trophies is what we concentrate on in this episode of the Mayo Football Podcast, as we preview this weekend’s Intermediate and […]