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Shape of next year’s inter-county fixture list starts to emerge

With last Saturday’s provincial Championship draws and the emergence over the weekend of details of the provisional fixtures for the National Leagues, the shape of what our inter-county fixture list might look like next year is starting to emerge. It’s worth noting at the outset, however, that no dates have been confirmed yet for any of the fixtures we’re likely […]

‘Mayo – a Biography in Nine Lives’ book launch on tomorrow evening

It’s the time of year for GAA-related book launches and later this week comes one with a strong Mayo theme. Ballinrobe native Declan Varley’s ‘Mayo – a Biography in Nine Lives’ will be launched tomorrow evening (Thursday) in Castlebar as part of the Wild Atlantic Words Literary Festival.  The launch will take place from 7-8pm in the Festival Dome at […]

Clare Island hosts all-islands – Mayo Football Podcast 2023 E14

The All-Islands football Championship takes place on Clare Island this weekend and in this short Mayo Football Podcast episode we give you a quick preview of what’s in store. Olof Gill is both set to play for the home team and is a member of the organising committee for the tournament. He took time out from his busy week to […]

It’s worth a shot asking for Saturday League final

A piece by John Fogarty in the Irish Examiner today (here) confirms that the Mayo Senior footballers have been in contact with the GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) to request that the Division One final be shifted from Sunday 2nd April to Saturday 1st. The players’ request apparently articulated concerns about the quick turnaround between the League final and […]

Master fixtures schedule for 2023 published

The GAA published its Master Fixtures Schedule for 2023. The link for it is here. The finalised schedule confirms all the major (and minor) dates for fixtures next year. For example, the All-Ireland football final is fixed for the final weekend next July, with the Connacht final scheduled for the first weekend in May and the first All-Ireland round-robin matches […]

‘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. […]