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Derry date

After the weekend off, we’re back in National League action this coming Bank Holiday weekend, playing the first of our two remaining games (at least we hope it’s only two we’ve left to play) in this year’s Division One campaign. It’s a second successive match for us at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park, where we’re aiming to win at the venue […]

The Lake County list

Cusack Park in Mullingar is our next destination in this year’s National League Division Two North campaign. On Saturday we’re set to face Westmeath there in a game that throws in at 3pm that afternoon. The match is being broadcast live on Eir Sport and Noel Mooney of Cavan is the ref for it. We’ve played the Lake County twenty […]

When one League ends, another starts

I came across some numbers recently from a Gaelic statistics website and I was shocked with what I saw. MacHale Park has not been a fortress for the Green and Red when it comes to the National Football League. The study done by (here) has assessed every point gained in the National Football League by all eight teams in […]

Looking ahead to the Derry game

Photo: It’s midweek already and so in the midst of this helter-skelter period of matches we’re already counting down to the next one, which see us taking on Derry up at Celtic Park on Sunday. Throw-in for this one is at the slightly later time of 2.30pm, as it’s a double-header with the 12.45pm curtain-raiser featuring the Oakleafers against Carlow […]

Player of the Year: final list of nominees

Okay, there’s been plenty of feedback on who should be included in the list of nominees for the inaugural Mayo GAA Blog Player of the Year award in addition to the six names I put forward earlier on. The players for whom most support was expressed were Jason Doherty (by far the most popular proposed addition), Tom Cunniffe, Kevin McLoughlin […]

Alan Freeman our leading scorer in this year’s League campaign

Photo:¬†Mayo Mick Not wishing to open old wounds or anything but the decision to withdraw Alan Freeman so early in last year’s All-Ireland final had many scratching their heads both on the day itself and for months afterwards. Alan was, with some justification, seen as one of our principal scoring threats that day and over the course of our just-concluded […]

Jason Gibbons our MOTM from yesterday

Photo: Mayo Mick The votes are in for our final MOTM poll from this year’s League campaign and once again, for the third time in eight League matches to be precise, it’s Jason Gibbons who wins the accolade. It wasn’t in any sense a marginal call either, as the Ballintubber man claimed 56% of the vote for his performance against […]