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Another crack at the Kingdom

So, we’re at the Divisional final stage in this year’s National League and at Croke Park on Sunday we’re set to face off against Kerry for the Division One title. The match is live on TG4, throw-in is 4pm and Noel Mooney of Cavan is the ref. This pre-game piece usually takes the same form, comprising a gallop through recent […]

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. […]

Connacht Championship fixture details confirmed

Connacht GAA today confirmed all the fixture details for this year’s provincial Senior football Championship. Those details are here. As you know, we’re paired with Sligo in a quarter-final tie and today it was confirmed that this match will be played at Markievicz Park on Saturday, 26th June at 4.30pm. The winners of that game play Leitrim in the semi-final. […]

Keith zips off

Our New Year glut of retirements continued today with the sad though not wholly unexpected announcement by Keith Higgins that his inter-county days are at an end. The official announcement of Keith’s retirement is here. Keith Higgins was, by any measure, one of the greatest players ever to don the Green and Red jersey. A four-time All-Star as well as […]

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 […]

Kerry, again

Little did I think a fortnight ago, when running the rule over Kerry ahead of that upcoming Saturday night meeting with them in Tralee, that here we’d be contemplating a second March clash with them. This one in Croke Park to boot, for possession of the not insignificant matter of a National Football League title. Ahead of that game there […]

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: Elverysblog.com 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. […]