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Sunday match reports

The debate here on the blog over the past 24 hours has, somewhat oddly, been focused on a match the county wasn’t involved in at all yesterday, with the one we did play generating very little interest in comparison. Time to redress that balance, then, by looking at the coverage of Mayo’s dramatic win over Galway in yesterday’s LGFA All-Ireland […]

Ladies snatch dramatic win at the death

The Mayo ladies are once again through to the All-Ireland semi-final. They triumphed by the minimum margin in dramatic fashion over Galway in today’s LGFA All-Ireland quarter-final, with Shauna Howley fisting over the winning score into the wind at Pearse Stadium just seconds before the final hooter sounded, as Mayo snatched the win by 0-10 to 1-6. It was no […]

Dublin 2-17 Mayo 0-11: shocking second half collapse

At half-time in today’s All-Ireland quarter-final, we were well in the game. We’d had plenty of the ball in the opening half and although we’d been rocked, yet again, by a Dublin goal, we’d fought back really well after that. We’d even had a goal disallowed ourselves, which I’m told TV replays confirmed was the right decision. By the end […]

Ladies advance to quarter-finals

Everything was on the line for the county’s women footballers at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park as nothing other than a win over Laois in this afternoon’s final group stage match would have kept Mayo’s season alive. In the end, they did so handsomely, crushing the challenge of the O’Moore County by 2-15 to 0-8 to advance to the All-Ireland quarter-finals […]

Galway 0-12 Mayo 1-10: we come out on top in game of two halves

The stereotypical Mayo/Galway game is one that goes right down to the wire, the match won or lost by a single kick of the ball. In that respect, today’s tense but enthralling All-Ireland SFC preliminary quarter-final was true to type. At half-time, while we weren’t completely out of it, we were in major bother. Our kickout strategy in tatters, utterly […]

Five past meetings with Galway

Every now and then it hits me forcefully that the blog really has been in existence rather a long time. Since early 2007, in fact, and so this means that for matches against our major rivals, there’s a fair bit of source material here on the blog from matches going back quite a number of years. As we await the […]

Cork 1-14 Mayo 1-11: we blew it, badly

Going into today’s match against Cork at the Gaelic Grounds we knew exactly what we needed to do. In an alarmingly lethargic first half, it looked like we couldn’t believe that Cork had deployed the Kevin Walsh-inspired blanket that everyone expected him to roll out. Then we beat the blanket to roar six ahead with fifteen minutes to go. Game […]

Sunday match reports

A good bit later than I’d planned, due to a variety of reasons, including the hurling, but I think yesterday’s matches merit a post on the coverage of them. Plus it’s an excuse to give an airing to that wonderful photo above of our newly-crowned All-Ireland champions. We have to start with yesterday’s LGFA U14 Platinum All-Ireland final in which […]