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U20s overrun by Sligo’s second half surge

Our hopes for progression in this year’s highly competitive Connacht U20 Championship bit the dust in decisive fashion at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park this evening. In a classic game of two halves, we went in at the break four points ahead of defending champions Sligo but we had no answer to their strong second half surge. We went down by […]

Monday match reports

It’s a New York Monday morning and, truth be told, my head hurts ever so slightly. It’s not the time now to reminisce about all that’s been good about this trip – there’s been lots and there’ll be time for that over the next few days – so let’s stick with the usual agenda. Here’s what’s online about yesterday’s win […]

New York 2-6 Mayo 2-21: Exiles go down fighting

We won, as everyone expected us in advance to do. The manner of the win will, though, do more to please a battling New York side than it will the visiting Mayo team. Twelve points ahead at the break, it looked like we’d easily double that margin in the second half. Instead, New York hit us for two goals that […]

Hurlers claim Division 3A title + U20s win too

It was victory on the double for hurling teams from the county this weekend. This afternoon at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park the Senior hurlers rounded off a perfect NHL Division 3A campaign by getting the better of Sligo in the final by three points. With a 100% winning record in the division coming in to today’s decider, our lads were […]

Second half surge seals win for U20s

The county’s U20 footballers this evening claimed their first win in this year’s Connacht Championship, when they got the better of Galway at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park. Mayo won this Round 2 match by 0-16 to 2-6. I was still sorting out paying for the Connacht GAA live stream when Galway found the net for the first time in this […]

Monday match reports

I’m not long back in the jurisdiction after en enjoyable few days away and so it’s only now that I’m getting to the online coverage of the two games involving the county yesterday. Better late than never, I guess. Here’s what’s online about the win over Monaghan at Clones yesterday: Locals: Mayo News, Western People, Midwest Radio, Northern Sound. Nationals: […]

McLaughlin double downs the Deise

Like the men, the county’s women footballers today ended their National League campaign with a win. Liam McHale’s charges closed out what was an encouraging set of Division One matches this afternoon with a 2-9 to 2-6 win over Waterford at James Stephens Park. Key to today’s victory came in the form of two Fionnuala McLaughlin goals. The first was […]

Monaghan 1-14 Mayo 2-13: late burst wins it but injuries a concern

We’ve ended our National League campaign with a win, our fourth from seven starts, which places us fourth in the final Division One standings. Today’s two-point win over already relegated Monaghan wasn’t without its difficulties, however, despite the fact that the Farneymen were reduced to fourteen players well before half-time. With a much-changed team, five pre-match switches adding to the […]

U20s draw with the Rossies

Mayo’s Connacht U20 Championship campaign got underway this evening, with an opening round-robin clash with Roscommon at Dr Hyde Park. We led by seven points at one stage in the first half but a determined second half fightback from the home team saw this contest finish all-square. Our lads got off to a fast start this evening. Darragh Beirne got […]