Mayo GAA Blog

Mayo GAA news, views and over a century of results

FBD clash with Galway confirmed for next Saturday in the Dome

Following Galway’s preliminary round win over Leitrim yesterday evening, our FBD League semi-final clash against the Tribesmen has now been confirmed for the Dome this day week (Saturday 14th) with a 5.30pm throw-in. The match will be streamed live by Connacht GAA. There’s no link for the game as yet but the link for where Connacht GAA stream their matches […]

Tickets for Tooreen’s All-Ireland final now on sale

Tickets have gone on sale today for Saturday week’s All-Ireland JHC and IHC finals at Croke Park. The Junior title decider between Ballygibbon of Cork and Sligo’s Easkey throws in at HQ at 5pm that evening (14th January) and it’s followed at 7pm by the Intermediate final between Monaleen of Limerick and Mayo’s finest, Tooreen. The link for purchasing tickets […]

Tooreen fundraiser on in Aghamore tonight

Excitement is mounting in Tooreen, as well as across Aghamore parish more generally, ahead of next month’s All-Ireland Intermediate hurling final. The biggest game in the club’s history is set for Croke Park on Saturday, 14th January, and in it Tooreen are up against Monaleen of Limerick. This All-Ireland decider will be played under the lights at HQ, where throw-in […]

Tooreen’s All-Ireland final fixture details confirmed

The GAA yesterday confirmed fixture details for next month’s All-Ireland Intermediate club hurling final between Limerick’s Monaleen and our lads from Tooreen. This title decider will be played at Croke Park on Saturday, 14th January under the lights at 7pm. The Intermediate final forms part of a Croke Park double-header and there’s Connacht involvement in the other game too. That’s […]

Tooreen through to All-Ireland final

Tooreen are on their way to Croker. Their All-Ireland Intermediate hurling Championship semi-final against Liatrom Fontenoys of Down finally went ahead at Breffni Park in Cavan this afternoon, having been put back by 24 hours due to the then prevailing sub-zero temperatures. With the cold snap over this morning, the pitch was fine for action today. Tooreen really looked to […]

Master fixtures schedule for 2023 published

The GAA published its Master Fixtures Schedule for 2023. The link for it is here. The finalised schedule confirms all the major (and minor) dates for fixtures next year. For example, the All-Ireland football final is fixed for the final weekend next July, with the Connacht final scheduled for the first weekend in May and the first All-Ireland round-robin matches […]

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 […]

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 […]

Breaffy bag All-Ireland Rounders title

It’s the third Sunday in September and we’ve an All-Ireland triumph by a club from Mayo to celebrate. The club in question are Breaffy, whose ladies Rounders team today captured the All-Ireland Ladies Senior title. In a match played this afternoon in glorious sunshine at Abbotstown, they beat Bagenalstown of Carlow on a scoreline of 28-9. Here’s the moment they […]

The weekend’s results

This is just a quick one, to provide an update on Mayo-related matches that took place over the weekend. Let’s start with Rounders, which was the main focus for the weekend. There were three matches of interest, two involving Breaffy, all three of them All-Ireland semi-finals. Breaffy’s Ladies team yesterday won their All-Ireland semi-final. They beat Dublin’s Limekiln by 26-12 […]