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Ryan O’Donoghue is our MOTM from yesterday’s game

The overall Man of the Match from yesterday’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-final meeting with Dublin, Colm Basquel, has strong Mayo connections but this MOTM poll was, of course, restricted to players who lined out at Croke Park yesterday in the Green and Red. As ever on days when things don’t got right for us, the purpose of the poll is to […]

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 […]

Monday match reports

It’s always nice to wake up on the morning after a win over the neighbours and to think back on what happened the day before. Yes, we won. Yes, we knocked them out of the Championship: that’s the fourth time we’ve done this since 2019. Yes, we’re in the hat for this morning’s All-Ireland quarter-final draw. It’s all a bit […]

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 […]

Jordan Flynn is our MOTM from yesterday’s game

Right, with the focus already re-fixed towards the match facing us next Sunday, let’s get this final bit of business from yesterday’s game squared away. Jordan Flynn – that’s him claiming primary possession in the photo above – is our MOTM from yesterday’s hugely disappointing game against Cork. The Crossmolina man was our only player to leave the Gaelic Grounds […]

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 […]

Monday match reports

It’s the day after the match, I’m still in the west and it’s still roasting. There’s nothing like an Irish summer’s day when the sun decides to shine. Here’s what’s online about our one-point win over a battling Louth side yesterday: Locals: Mayo News, Connaught Telegraph, Western People, Dundalk Democrat, LM FM. Nationals: Irish Independent (match report, Kevin McStay quotes), […]