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Friday night for the FBD final

It’s almost beyond our collective memory – well, not quite, but it has been a while – since we last played in an FBD League final but this Friday evening at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence Air Dome we take on Roscommon in this year’s provincial pre-season decider. Throw-in at the Dome is 7.30pm on Friday. Tickets – a […]

Charlestown go down bravely, Leitrim enjoy first FBD title success

Hard luck to Charlestown Sarsfields who today came unstuck in extra-time in their All-Ireland Intermediate football semi-final against Cookstown Fr Rocks of Tyrone. The match was played in truly horrendous conditions at Pearse Park in Longford (never a happy hunting ground for Mayo teams, it must be said) and for long stretches it looked as if it would be Charlestown’s […]

Monday match reports

Photo: Mayo Mick Time for the match reports again and this morning the local lads have well and truly outgunned the nationals. There are good, comprehensive reports on yesterday’s drawn match with the Rossies in both the Mayo Advertiser and Mayo News while, in contrast, there are not-so-good and not-very-comprehensive ones in the Irish Independent and the Irish Times. And that’s […]

Murphy’s late frees secure sub-zero stalemate

Photo: Mayo Mick This truly was one for the hard-core fraternity – a dead-rubber FBD clash with the Rossies on a January day when temperatures struggled to get above zero. It was, however, a contest that brought a decent enough crowd to Ballyhaunis this afternoon – so much so that @MaigheoforSam was complaining on Twitter afterwards about how heavy the traffic […]

Team to play Roscommon tomorrow named

We’ve just named our team for tomorrow’s FBD League match against Roscommon at Ballyhaunis (throw-in 2pm) and it’s a strong one too. Here it is: Mayo (FBD League v Roscommon, 20/1/2013): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Shane McHale (Knockmore), Keith Rogers (Ballaghaderreen); Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis), Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe), Chris Barrett (Belmullet); Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy); […]

Facile win over GMIT gets us back on track

Photo: @MayoGAA It’s still only mid-January, still just pre-season knockabout stuff and even after last Sunday’s loss to Leitrim up in Ballinamore there was no real imperative about winning tonight. But seeing as tonight’s match was against GMIT – traditionally the weakest of all teams taking part in the FBD – a win was nonetheless the default expectation. And a win […]

And so it begins again

Tomorrow, a hundred and twelve days since they contested last September’s All-Ireland final, the county’s footballers are back in action once more when they line out against Leitrim in the FBD League at Ballinamore (throw-in 2pm). It’s only a pre-season match, of course, with the lads just back from Miami and some of the squad posted missing as they line […]