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LGFA All-Ireland semi-final fixed for 2pm on Saturday

It’s next stop Croke Park for the county’s women footballers in a Championship campaign that’s now down to the final four. Having disposed of Cork in the quarters at the weekend and with Dublin falling by the wayside at the same juncture too, it’s a competition that has opened up nicely, even if defending champions Meath are now strong favourites […]

LGFA semi-finals confirmed for Croke Park next Saturday

I’d thought I was done with Croke Park this year but as it happens I’m off to HQ tomorrow for the Dublin/Kerry All-Ireland semi-final and it now looks like I’ll be back there next Saturday too, as the LGFA All-Ireland SFC semi-finals are being played there as a double-header. As this tweet appears to confirm, it’s defending champions Meath against […]

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 […]