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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. […]

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 […]

Sunday match reports

It was a late enough night for me last night – it was gone ten by the time we’d finished up our podcast yabbering and managed to find an open exit from Croke Park and it was close to midnight by the time I’d the match report done, with a very satisfying re-watch still to do and beers to be […]

Details on Dublin

Right, the countdown is now on in earnest for our meeting with Dublin on Saturday evening. It’s Round 3 of this year’s National League campaign and our Division One meeting with the Dubs takes place at Croke Park where throw-in is set for 7.30pm. The match is being broadcast live on RTÉ2 and Meath’s David Gough is the ref for […]

Reliving Kilmeena’s day of glory

A quiet – or, perhaps, not so quiet – sense of satisfaction is sure to be settling in now way out west, as Kilmeena adjust to their newly elevated status in life, that of All-Ireland champions. They’re only the fourth ever Mayo club to win an All-Ireland club title, following in the footsteps of Crossmolina Deel Rovers, Ballina Stephenites and […]

Game day – we have only one plan

It’s All-Ireland final day. Once again, for the sixth time in ten years, we’re in it, striving with everything we’ve got to win it. Those of a certain age – for sure, everyone of my generation – have to pinch themselves to believe that year after year we’ve remained up at these giddy heights. That this level has become our […]