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‘We are Mayo’ book launch is on this Thursday

Back in 2020, with the Covid pandemic then in what would subsequently prove to be just its early stages, Charlestown native Tom Brett and Mayo News columnist Seán Rice published a book entitled We are Mayo. It’s a book about Mayo, about its geographic location in the world, its rivers, lakes and mountains, its history and its infrastructure, its people, its sporting […]

The road ahead for us this summer

So our Connacht Championship campaign is over and, on our return to MacHale Park, our execrable home record remains unchanged. What, then, does the rest of the summer hold for us? The first observation is that we are, of course, now back in knockout territory in this year’s Championship. In light of how we tend to perform – or at […]

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 […]

Positive injury news a welcome boost

Our mounting injury list of late – capped last week by the season-ending cruciate injury picked up by Tommy Conroy on Sigerson duty for NUIG – has been a growing concern for us in these early weeks of the new inter-county season. James Horan’s upbeat news on player availability ahead of the Dublin game comes, then, as a major relief. […]

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 […]

GAA publishes 2022 master fixtures schedule

With the reindeers’ hooves almost ready to clatter onto the rooftops accompanied by a generous side portion of ho-ho-hoing, the GAA has finally released details of its master fixtures schedule for next year. You’ll find it all here. Of most immediate interest, given that the action gets underway in just over a month’s time, will be the National League fixtures […]

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 […]