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The weekend’s matches

The weekend is upon us already and there are a number of matches involving the county taking place tomorrow and Sunday, in ladies football, hurling and camogie. Here’s a quick run-down of what’s on. Starting tomorrow where in women’s football there’s an LGFA Connacht U18 Championship Round 3 game between Mayo and Galway, throwing in at Caherlistrane GAA club at […]

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 […]

Game day – place in the final there to be claimed

With almost indecent haste, we’ve arrived today at the final round of this year’s National League. Our opponents this afternoon in Round 7 of Division One are Kildare and throw-in at our temporary home of Páirc Seán MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon is 1.45pm. Meath’s David Gough is the ref. There is, of course, another game for us in this year’s League […]

Hurling for Hope hits the road this morning

The Hurling for Hope fundraising initiative, which is the brainchild of Keith Higgins and some of his friends from Ballyhaunis GAA, has been doing great work in recent weeks. Already they’ve raised over €68,000 for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and the Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation and this morning they’re setting off from Castlebar on their main fundraising event. […]

Defeats in camogie final and in hurling game

The two matches the county was involved in today ended, sadly, in defeat. Starting with the camogie, the Mayo Minors this afternoon contested the All-Ireland Minor C Championship final against Wicklow. It was a very strong team from the Garden County and they dominated the first half, leading by 3-4 to 0-1 at the break. Wicklow added a fourth goal […]

Sunday match reports

The long, long weekend is nearing its end and we’re coming to terms with our second defeat on the spin in this year’s National League campaign. Oh well, here’s what’s online about last night’s hugely annoying loss to Tyrone. Locals: Connaught Telegraph. Nationals: Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Irish Independent, Irish Mirror (live blog). Others: GAA, RTÉ, BBC, Sky Sports. Photos: […]

Meath second half surge is decisive

Mayo battled hard against Meath in this afternoon’s LGFA NFL semi-final at St Tiernach’s Park in Clones but ultimately they were undone by the Royals’ second half surge. A very strong third quarter from the All-Ireland champions saw them wipe out a three-point half-time deficit, hitting 2-5 without reply to seize control of the game and they won by six […]

Next weekend’s matches

Right, time to box away the cold and the wet and the wind and the loss to Kerry last weekend and shift the focus instead to what’s on this coming weekend. There’s a raft of matches involving the county on then, including an All-Ireland final. Chronological order makes most sense in listing these games so let’s start with Saturday. First […]

The weekend’s matches

The lads aren’t in action this weekend but that doesn’t mean there aren’t Mayo teams to follow this Saturday and Sunday. There are – three of them to be precise. Let’s start with the women footballers. They’ve made a great start to their League campaign this spring and, with two wins from two outings, they’re already guaranteed of a place […]