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Kerry 1-18 Mayo 0-13: second half squander does for us

Yes, the injuries were a factor in our hugely disappointing exit from the Championship at Kerry’s hands in today’s All-Ireland quarter-final but they weren’t the deciding issue. What was instead was our squandering of chance after chance in the second half at a time when we were more than holding our own in the contest. Kerry, by contrast, were far […]

The weekend’s matches

Yet another football weekend is careering in our direction, another one in which Mayo has plenty of skin in the game. More than most weekends, in fact. I always used to love All-Ireland quarter-final weekend and I often pitched up at Croke Park both days to see the two sets of double-headers being contested by the final eight in the […]

Contemplating Kerry … again

Monday morning’s All-Ireland quarter-final draw saw us paired with Kerry on what is undoubtedly the tougher side of the Championship’s last eight. The winners will almost certainly be facing Dublin in the semi-final for the right to meet one of Armagh, Clare, Derry or Galway in the Sam Maguire decider next month. For us, this is the toughest of roads, […]

Kerry match fixed for 4pm at Croke Park on Sunday week

The GAA earlier on today confirmed fixture details for the All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals. The four ties will, as expected, be played as two double-headers the weekend after next. Clare and Derry meet on Saturday 25th June at 3.45pm, followed by Dublin and Cork at 6pm. Both of those games will be broadcast on Sky. Then on Sunday 26th, Galway and […]

Game day – it’s all on the line once again

Because it’s the qualifiers, it’s no surprise that today’s match day has arrived with indecent haste after our last one only seven days ago. And, because of today’s opponents, we need no reminding that each day out in the qualifiers could well be our final Championship outing for the year. We’re strongly expected to beat Kildare in this evening’s Round […]

Tickets for Christy Ring Cup final now on sale

Tickets for Saturday’s triple-header of lower tier hurling deciders went on sale earlier today. The Lory Meagher final between Longford and Louth gets underway at 1pm, the Nicky Rackard Cup final between Roscommon and Tyrone starts at 3pm and the Christy Ring Cup final between Kildare and us gets going at 5pm. Tickets are unreserved in the Lower Tier of […]

Christy Ring Cup final confirmed for Saturday

The GAA confirmed earlier on today that the Christy Ring Cup final – in which we’re appearing for the first time ever, facing three-times winners Kildare – will be played at Croke Park on Saturday. It’s part of a HQ triple-header on Saturday, with the final of the Lory Meagher Cup getting underway at 1pm, the Nicky Rackard Cup decider […]

In lieu of team news …

There we were today, licking our chomps in preparation at the announcement of Mayo’s match day 26 for Sunday. Would Paddy be back? Would Diarmuid be risked? And would Cillian feature on the bench? While there’s still time tonight for the team sheet to be published, I somehow doubt we’re going to see it with such alacrity on this occasion. […]