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Game day – injury issues make this one a huge challenge for us

For the second time in three weeks, the lads are back in action in Croke Park today. Unlike the Kildare game, however, HQ is set to be rocking later this afternoon as ourselves and Kerry head the bill on an attractive All-Ireland quarter-final double-header, which also features the fascinating meeting of Armagh and Galway. Our match gets underway at 4pm […]

Team named for Kildare game

Earlier this morning we named our starting fifteen for tomorrow evening’s Round 2 qualifier against Kildare at Croke Park (throw-in 6pm). Here it is: Mayo (All-Ireland Qualifiers Round 2 v Kildare, 11/6/2022): Rob Hennelly (Breaffy); Lee Keegan (Westport), Oisín Mullin (Kilmaine), Enda Hession (Garrymore); Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore, captain), Eoghan McLaughlin (Westport); Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Matthew Ruane […]

Injury situation remains far from clear

James Horan’s very welcome press event earlier on today was, by the sounds of it, a guarded enough affair. What the manager had to say was, perhaps understandably, vague enough, including where it came to player availability and injuries. He’ll surely have liked the coverage he got, though, on the topic, with the line that only Michael Plunkett is definitely […]

Game day – it’s a high stakes homecoming

It’s here – the day that’s been pencilled in so many diaries for the last number of months, the match everyone said was the real focus when both ourselves and Galway were playing our final few respective League matches, the game that could make or break either of us this year. Yes, it’s here and it’s happening today. Unlike our […]

Injury news is far from upbeat

Despite the ongoing radio silence from team management, in this week’s Mayo News Mike Finnerty provides a comprehensive update on injuries affecting the panel ahead of the Galway game on Sunday. It doesn’t make for an upbeat read and it’s online here. Let’s start with the bad news. According to Mike’s piece, Brendan Harrison, David McBrien, Jordan Flynn and Fionn […]

Finally, some news on injuries

It’s been a news-free zone of late in relation to the Mayo Senior football panel, a situation that has caused frustration to journalists and supporters alike, not least given the fact that while it’s known some players have been out due to injury, there’s been no hard information at all on what the position is about individual players and how […]

Injury toll this year beggars belief

We’ve had more than our fair share of bad luck with player injuries over the years, in particular inside the last decade. This year, however, the extent to which we’ve been hit with injuries is truly off the scale, so much so that it feels less like outsized misfortunate and more like an outright curse. I can’t think of another […]

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. […]