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Minors edged out in entertaining encounter

On a sunwashed late spring evening at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park, the U17s of Mayo and Galway served up a cracking contest in this year’s Connacht MFC. Both sides enjoyed periods of dominance in tonight’s game and coming down the home stretch a draw looked perhaps the likeliest outcome. In the end, however, Galway snatched victory with an injury time […]

Minors make strong start

As Nigel Reape put it so aptly on the Mayo Football Podcast Final Whistle show after Mayo’s 2-17 to 0-11 win over Roscommon in this evening’s Connacht MFC Round 1 meeting at Hyde Park, the Minors tonight provided us with a good end to what’s been a bad footballing week for the county. They certainly did that, with a forceful, […]

U20s crash out to impressive Magpies

Like the Seniors last Sunday, the county’s U20 Connacht campaign this year lasted just the length of a single match. Unlike the Seniors, though, at U20 level the Connacht Championship is straight knockout and so this evening’s 0-17 to 1-9 defeat to an impressive Sligo outfit means the end of the road for them. This match was meant to be […]

Monday match reports

What a difference a week makes, eh? Right, there’s no sugar coating this. Coverage of matches we lose is never pretty so let’s get this one over as quickly and painlessly as possible. Locals: Mayo News, Connaught Telegraph, Midwest Radio, Roscommon Herald. Nationals: Irish Times (match report, overview with quotes), Irish Independent (match report, quotes), Irish Examiner (match report, quotes), […]

Mayo 0-10 Roscommon 2-8: League winning hoodoo hits again

We can reach for all number of excuses. The seven-day turnaround from last Sunday’s League final, the shocking refereeing performance of Noel Mooney, the long-standing hex Roscommon have over us when we win the League, but, you know, none of those factors sufficiently explain why we lost to Roscommon today. We were flat from first to last in this match, […]

Monday match reports

You know that scene at the end of the first Indiana Jones film where they crate up whatever it is they’re crating up and deposit it somewhere in the midst of loads of other crates in an enormous military hanger, never to be seen again? That’s what we have to do now with everything related to yesterday’s National League final […]

Mayo 0-14 Galway 0-11: strong finish seals 13th League title

We’re the National League champions once again. Our three-point win over Galway at Croke Park this afternoon saw us claim NFL honours for the second time in five seasons and for the thirteenth time in all. It was a deserved win too in what was in large part a rather muted contest, in which both sides tended to pull their […]