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Sligo team named

Sligo named their team yesterday afternoon for tomorrow’s Connacht SFC clash with our lads. Here it is: Sligo (Connacht SFC quarter-final v Mayo, 26/6/2021): Eamonn Kilgannon (St Farnan’s); Ryan Feehily (St Mary’s), Eddie McGuinness (Tubbercurry), Evan Lyons (Shamrock Gaels); Keelan Cawley (Coolera/Strandhill, captain), Paul McNamara (St John’s), Darragh Cummins (Calry/St Joseph’s); Paddy O’Connor (St Farnan’s), Paul Kilcoyne (St Mary’s); David […]

Stuff about Sligo

Our Connacht Championship opener is on this coming Saturday. Our opponents in this knockout provincial quarter-final draw are Sligo and the game takes place at their patch in Markievicz Park. The match throws in at 4.30pm on Saturday, Down’s Paul Faloon is the ref and it’s live on Sky Sports. We’ve played Sligo a total of 56 times in the […]

Chris Barrett checks out

On the same day that he was named as an All-Star nominee for the fifth time, Chris Barrett today announced his retirement as an inter-county player. He’s the fifth Mayo player to do so since the start of the year and the official announcement from Mayo GAA is here. Chris Barrett was another one of the famed Class of 2006, […]

Séamie O’Shea sails away

There was more unsettling news for Mayo supporters this morning as, for the fourth day in a row, a significant player for the county over the last decade has called time on his inter-county career. Today, it’s Seamus O’Shea who has announced that his time is up. Like the other lads who have done likewise this week, Séamie’s announcement isn’t […]

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 […]

A few thoughts on Alan Freeman’s departure

Photo: When I was composing that post yesterday morning about comings and goings on the panel I’d already heard that Alan Freeman had left. The word wasn’t, however, out then but it was soon after, with the Mayo News (here) breaking the story yesterday evening and there’s further coverage on it this morning – Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, RTÉ. […]

Counihan’s calls decisive as Rebels finally reach Promised Land

One of the questions that’s been bugging me all throughout this memorable championship season has been the one about Conor Counihan.  With all that talent at their disposal and their repeated inability to play to their potential, was it a case that the Cork bainisteoir simply couldn’t get the best from his players?  And, if this was the case, would […]