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Boyler takes his final bow

It was only fitting that he would be the last man standing from the U21 Class of 2006. Colm Boyle, whose retirement from the inter-county ranks at the age of 35 was confirmed by Mayo GAA today, epitomised everything that was great about the Mayo team that competed consistently at the top level in Gaelic football over the past decade. […]

Galway advance to Connacht decider

Galway will be one of the team contesting this year’s Connacht SFC final in three weeks time. We’re hot favourites to join them in the decider but that’s only if we first get past Leitrim in next weekend’s semi-final. The Tribesmen were full value for their five-point win over Roscommon at a sodden Hyde Park today. Monsoon-like conditions in advance […]

Tom takes his leave

It’s said that bad news comes in threes. If so there was some inevitability to the announcement today that Tom Parsons has become the third Mayo player in as many days to announce his retirement from the inter-county game. Tom’s decision to call time on his days as a Mayo player isn’t enormously surprising, even if his most recent appearance […]

Barry Moran calls it a day

Photo: RTÉ News broke yesterday evening on Midwest Radio that Barry Moran has decided to call time on his inter-county career. The 32 year-old Castlebar Mitchels clubman was involved in the senior panel for the last thirteen years, during which time he featured in four All-Ireland finals and won six Connacht senior championship medals. The story is widely covered today […]

Weather looks okay for Sunday

Whatever about Aiden O’Shea’s thumb or Shane Nally’s ligaments or the difficulties in sourcing tickets, at least the weather forecast for next Sunday seems to be fairly positive.  Once this latest bout of rain (which, I know, began at some point back in May) clears away, it appears that, from midweek on, the weather is finally going to settle.  Sure, […]

Pathetic ref denies our minors a deserved win over Kingdom

Mayo 1-7 Kerry 0-10 All-Ireland Minor Football Semi-Final Those of us who made the trip to Croke Park this afternoon for our minors’ All-Ireland semi-final with Kerry were made to feel what life was like in Kenny Egan’s corner in Beijing this morning. Referee Martin Higgins from Fermanagh gave two late frees to Kerry for incidents which replays showed were […]