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Sunday match reports

Do I have to do this – really? On mornings like this one, I do wonder what’s the point. Habit, I guess. So, then, here goes – here’s the grisly online coverage of our penalty shootout Championship exit last night. Locals: Mayo News, Connaught Telegraph, Western People, Derry Journal, Derry Now. Nationals: Irish Examiner, Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Mirror, […]

Mayo 1-12 Derry 0-15 (after extra-time, Derry win 4-3 on penalties): we’re out on a shoot-out

Well, this is what jeopardy looks like. After last weekend’s high octane draw with Dublin we failed to back that performance up against Derry tonight at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park. For all that, we had victory in our grasp as the final seconds of normal time ticked down but once again we let a winning position slip. We then managed […]

Aidan O’Shea is our MOTM from yesterday’s game

Yesterday’s clash with Dublin was as near as we’ve come so far ths summer to a full-throated Championship encounter. Man-on-man contests all over the pitch, the scoreboard ticking over from first to last and drama aplenty, in particular right at the death. It was strange, then, to see that only two players who graced the turf at Dr Hyde Park […]

Mayo 0-17 Dublin 0-17: Mayo draw cold comfort

Almost. Mayo almost pulled off the shock of the season. With time running out, Ryan O’Donoghue kicked Mayo in front with a ballsy free from the right wing.  There was time for one more play though and Dublin showed why they are All-Ireland champions. Ciarán Kilkenny soared to pluck Stephen Cluxton’s kick-out from the skies. He fed Jack McCaffrey who […]

Eoghan McLaughlin is our MOTM from yesterday’s game

The voting has closed in our latest MOTM poll and this one has produced a decisive result. With 36% of the vote, you’ve chosen Eoghan McLaughlin as our MOTM from the game against Roscommon. The Westport player was an extremely influential performer for us yesterday. With no Paddy Durcan in the team punching his trademark holes in the opposition’s backline, […]

Sunday match reports

It’s a sunny and bright bank holiday weekend Sunday morning, we won yesterday so let’s have a very quick review of what’s online about yesterday’s two-point victory over Roscommon. Locals: Mayo News, Connaught Telegraph, Western People, Midwest Radio, Roscommon Herald, Roscommon People, Shannonside. Nationals: Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Irish Independent (match report, post-match quotes from Kevin McStay and Davy Burke), […]

Roscommon 1-15 Mayo 2-14: job done, just about

Mayo this evening got their second win over Roscommon in this year’s Championship in five weeks. It was less decisive than the five-point victory we enjoyed over them at Dr Hyde Park in April but today’s win at the same venue was more consequential, as we’re now guaranteed, at worst, a home All-Ireland preliminary quarter-final berth, with a shot at […]

Cillian O’Connor is our MOTM from yesterday’s game

Once a nailed-on first fifteen man for us, Cillian O’Connor yesterday started a Championship game for the first time in nearly two years. Even after coming back from the serious Achilles tendon injury he suffered in 2020, Cillian has had a constant battle with injury so it was great to see him back fighting fit against Cavan at Hastings Insurance […]

Sunday match reports

It’s a gloriously sunny summer’s morning here in the west but, sadly, I’ve little time to linger as I’m back on the road to the capital soon. Yesterday was a long one, as match days always are, and, after the Final Whistle pod had been recorded and the match report on the blog completed, I snapped the photo above before […]