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Clare too strong in camogie Championship opener

Mayo’s camogie team began their Championship campaign this afternoon at Cusack Park in Ennis where they took on Clare’s Junior outfit in the first round of the Premier Junior Championship. It proved to be a tough afternoon for Mayo, with the home team winning convincingly by 4-17 to 0-7. Mayo have made great strides in camogie since the county restarted […]

Kildare a cut above in Christy Ring Cup decider

Today’s Christy Ring Cup final against Kildare was always going to be a difficult assignment for Mayo’s hurlers. The Lilywhites – who had won this title twice in the previous four years and had competed at the Joe McDonagh Cup level last year – were streets ahead of everyone, ourselves included, in the group matches and they came into today’s […]

Hurlers march on to Christy Ring Cup final

The county’s hurlers this afternoon made it a happy return to MacHale Park when they got the better of Derry by 2-23 to 2-18. The win confirms Mayo’s place – for the first time ever – in the final of the Christy Ring Cup. The decider takes place at Croke Park next weekend where Kildare will provide the opposition. Today’s […]

Monday match reports

Lookit, you don’t really want to see these and I certainly could have done without the trauma of having to gather them all together. But it’s Monday, there was a match involving us yesterday so here’s a taste of what’s online about it. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph, Western People. Nationals: Irish Examiner, Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Mirror (live […]

Mayo 0-16 Galway 1-14: late surge masks flat display as visitors edge it

Well, the new pitch looked bloody gorgeous. Setting eyes on the carpet-like playing surface for the first time today, the one thought that came into my mind was that we needed to put on a display to grace the new underfoot conditions. What we got, sadly, was a performance several levels below this. I argued on the Final Whistle podcast […]

U20s self-destruct as Sligo claim historic first provincial title

With just eight minutes of normal time left in this evening’s Connacht U20 decider at Markievicz Park, we looked all but home and hosed. Frank Irwin had just stroked over a free to stretch our lead to five points and, with Sligo reduced to fourteen players, their hopes of a first ever provincial title at this level looked all but […]

Too close for comfort in Carrick

Mayo’s U20s are through to the Connacht final – where they’ll face Sligo – but what was, midway through the second half, heading towards a routine, unspectacular victory veered off in a very different direction, with the result that we only emerged victors over Leitrim by a single point. We eventually scraped through this evening’s semi-final on a scoreline of […]

LIVE: Mayo v Leitrim U20

Here, courtesy of TG4 via YouTube, is the live stream for this evening’s Connacht U20 football Championship semi-final between Mayo and Leitrim. Throw-in at Páirc Seán MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon is 6.30pm this evening. To watch the game, just click on the embedded player below. If you’re a club member on Patreon, don’t forget that Ger Flanagan and I will be […]

The weekend’s results

It was three wins out of for matches for the various Mayo teams who were in action over the weekend. There’s only place to start and that’s with the county’s camogie team whose star continues to rise. This afternoon they claimed the county’s first ever Camogie League title, when they enjoyed a decisive 2-14 to 1-6 win over Wicklow in […]