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Challenge match against Sligo on 2nd January

It was announced by Mayo GAA this morning that a Senior football challenge match between Mayo and Sligo is to take place on Monday, 2nd January. The match will be played at James Stephens Park in Ballina (throw-in 1pm) and is being held in conjunction with Mayo GAA’s charity partners Mindspace to help shine a spotlight on mental health issues. […]

Tooreen through to All-Ireland final

Tooreen are on their way to Croker. Their All-Ireland Intermediate hurling Championship semi-final against Liatrom Fontenoys of Down finally went ahead at Breffni Park in Cavan this afternoon, having been put back by 24 hours due to the then prevailing sub-zero temperatures. With the cold snap over this morning, the pitch was fine for action today. Tooreen really looked to […]

Lee still undecided about next year

Mayo’s five-time All-Star and 2016 Footballer of the Year Lee Keegan was speaking last night at a live webinar where, inevitably, the question came up about his plans for inter-county involvement in 2023. Mike Finnerty has a piece on last night’s discussion on this topic on the Mayo News website – here. The gist of the conversation from last night’s […]

Mayo team named for #Play4Emma fundraising match this evening

Tonight’s the night at the Connacht GAA Dome in Bekan where Michael Moyles’ Mayo LGFA team take on All-Ireland champions Meath in the #Play4Emma fundraising match. The match gets underway inside this wonderful indoor arena at 7.30pm this evening. Tickets aren’t required to attend the match and there’s no entrance fee either but there’ll be collection buckets at the venue […]

Play for Emma under the Dome on Friday evening

The Connacht GAA Air Dome in Bekan is the place to be this coming Friday evening, when a special fundraising LGFA football match takes place between back-to-back All-Ireland champions Meath and Mayo. The match is being played as a fundraiser for the #Play4Emma appeal, which aims to raise funds for a treatment plan for Killala native, Emma Langan, who was […]

Oisín’s departure an early blow for new management team

It’s been well flagged in recent weeks but last night’s official confirmation that Oisín Mullin is departing for Australia shortly to take up a professional AFL contract with Geelong is nonetheless a significant blow for the county ahead of next year’s inter-county campaign. At a personal level, it’s only right to wish Oisín well. We’re all given only one life […]

Echoes of 1951

This piece, written by my late father, John Gunnigan Snr, was published on the blog in December 2013 under the ‘Akamore Man’ nom de plume. It first appeared in the 2013 edition of the Annagh annual magazine. In light of his passing on 11th November this year, it seems appropriate to feature the piece here again. Rest in peace, Dad. Now that […]

Catching up

There are decades where nothing happens and there are weeks where decades happen. That quote, attributed to Lenin, seems more than a little apposite from my standpoint right now. A week ago today, my father died and the seven days since have passed in a dizzying blur. Everything has changed but it all still seems in large part like a […]