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LGFA League semi-final fixed for 19th March

Fixture details for the LGFA NFL Division One semi-finals were confirmed earlier on today. The two semi-final ties will be played as a double-header at St Tiernach’s Park in Clones on Saturday, 19th March. The Donegal/Dublin game throws in at 1pm that afternoon, with the Mayo match against Meath getting underway at 3pm. Both semi-finals will be shown live on […]

All momentum with Green reform option

The GAA’s Central Council are due to meet this weekend to consider the two Championship structure reform proposals that were put forward by a working group the association convened in the wake of last year’s Special Congress, which saw the radical Proposal B narrowly fail to gain the required 60% support. As you may recall from a piece I did […]

The GAA and the challenge of rural depopulation – Mayo News football podcast 2021 E44

Over the last number of weeks on the Mayo News football podcast, we’ve kept our focus firmly on the here and now, following the Senior, Intermediate and Junior football Championships as they’ve played out round by round. With the spoils now settled at county level for the year, however, we have time to widen the lens out and consider longer-term […]

Change is in the air

The GAA’s Special Congress takes place tomorrow where the future shape of the football Championship is down for debate. Coming into tomorrow’s Special Congress there’s a distinct feeling that change is in the air, though it’s still far from clear how the key vote will go. Proposal A – which is centred on reconfiguring the four provinces into four groups […]

Proposal A, B or neither of them?

In a normal year we’d know by now not only our full schedule of National League games for the following spring but also what the draw is for the next year’s provincial Championships. This year we still know neither of these things. That’s because the structure of the inter-county football competitions for 2022 remain up in the air, with proposals […]

What to do about online abuse?

The vitriolic online abuse directed at Mayo players, as well as the county in general, in the wake of our latest All-Ireland final defeat has received a fair bit of airtime over the last few days. While this is welcome, the root cause of this problem – the unmoderated baying that people are able to engage in with impunity on […]

Looking ahead

Right, 72 hours or so have passed since the final whistle was blown in this year’s All-Ireland final – and, with it, time called once again on our hopes of lifting the Sam Maguire – and the world has kept on turning. As it always must, as it always will. Fair play to the lot of you, you’ve kept the […]

A little bit of history to be repeated

THE venue for this year’s Connacht final may be novel but it is not unprecedented. All of 98 years ago the replayed provincial final of 1922 between Galway and Sligo was also contested at Croke Park on the last day of September in 1923. As was common in those times, the match in question, which was played in late September […]