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Claremorris through to All-Ireland final

Claremorris this afternoon qualified for the LGFA All-Ireland Junior football final, when they beat off the challenge of Erin’s Own, Lavey of Derry in a high-scoring semi-final. Roared on by a noisy home crowd, Claremorris emerged from a frantic finale to the game with a 5-4 to 2-11 victory. The final is set to take place two weeks from now. […]

Brendan Harrison announces his retirement

It was announced a few hours ago that Brendan Harrison has retired from inter-county football. The official announcement on this from Mayo GAA is here. A stylish defender who was an integral part of the Mayo team that came so agonisingly close to All-Ireland glory against a Dublin team at the peak of their powers in 2016 and again in […]


I’ve been fairly inactive here the last while for the simple reason that I was away on holidays. I did pack the laptop alright but it wasn’t opened much over the last two weeks, what with all that switching off and tuning out that needed to be done. Our return from the sun late last night appears to have coincided […]

Kevin McLoughlin calls it a day

It was announced earlier today that Kevin McLoughlin has decided to retire from the inter-county scene. The official statement from Mayo GAA confirming this is here. Kevin McLoughlin’s career as a Mayo player spanned a full fifteen seasons. He made his debut in a National League match against Westmeath in March 2009 – a game played at Charlestown, as the […]

Dublin’s double wraps up the inter-county year

Two weeks after Dublin’s men reclaimed the Sam Maguire, the county’s women footballers today did the LGFA equivalent by winning back the Brendan Martin Cup. They were full value for their All-Ireland win this afternoon, their sixth one ever in what was the 50th LGFA national final, as they saw off Kerry by 0-18 to 1-10 in front of a […]

Last week on the podcast – Mayo Football Podcast 2023 E21

We had three Mayo Football Podcast shows last week and in this review episode Rob and I review extracts from these pods, where the main focus during the week was on the Mayo ladies team who were in All-Ireland semi-final action against Kerry on Saturday.   To start the show we hear audio from podcast regular Edwin McGreal, who reflects on Mayo’s […]

The weekend’s games

Mayo’s inter-county season isn’t over yet and this coming weekend there are big matches involving the county in both women’s football and camogie. Unfortunately, the two games clash as both of them are set to be played on Saturday afternoon, one in Thurles and the other in Birr. The LGFA and the Camogie Association have a poor track record, both […]