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New York 2-6 Mayo 2-21: Exiles go down fighting

We won, as everyone expected us in advance to do. The manner of the win will, though, do more to please a battling New York side than it will the visiting Mayo team. Twelve points ahead at the break, it looked like we’d easily double that margin in the second half. Instead, New York hit us for two goals that […]

New York state of mind

The League’s done and dusted and now, with indecent haste, it’s straight into the Championship. For us, the schedule isn’t as insane as it was last year, when we were forced to play a Connacht Championship quarter-final against Roscommon just seven days after a National League Division One decider against Galway. Recalling that is almost enough to have smoke coming […]

Ryan O’Donoghue is our Player of the League

Right, with our Connacht Championship opener against New York now fast approaching, it’s time to bring the shutters down on the poll for our Player of this year’s National League. The vote was a closely-fought one, between Ryan O’Donoghue, our leading scorer in the campaign, and Fergal Boland, who notched most scores from play over the course of the seven […]

Who was our Player of the League for 2024?

With today’s formal launch at Bekan of the Connacht Championship and with our trip to the Big Apple for our provincial quarter-final against New York at Gaelic Park coming up next week, our National League campaign of 2024 is already disappearing rapidly in the rearview mirror. Before it’s gone altogether, though, there’s one bit of business to conclude here on […]

Matthew Ruane is our MOTM from yesterday’s game

Our final MOTM poll of this year’s National League campaign is done and it has produced a decisive result. By a large margin, you’ve voted Matthew Ruane to be our MOTM from yesterday’s Round 7 clash with Monaghan at St Tiernach’s Park. Weighing in with 1-2 from play in what was a commanding midfield performance – his goal on 65 […]

Monday match reports

I’m not long back in the jurisdiction after en enjoyable few days away and so it’s only now that I’m getting to the online coverage of the two games involving the county yesterday. Better late than never, I guess. Here’s what’s online about the win over Monaghan at Clones yesterday: Locals: Mayo News, Western People, Midwest Radio, Northern Sound. Nationals: […]

Monaghan 1-14 Mayo 2-13: late burst wins it but injuries a concern

We’ve ended our National League campaign with a win, our fourth from seven starts, which places us fourth in the final Division One standings. Today’s two-point win over already relegated Monaghan wasn’t without its difficulties, however, despite the fact that the Farneymen were reduced to fourteen players well before half-time. With a much-changed team, five pre-match switches adding to the […]

Musing about Monaghan

Our National League Division One campaign of 2024 concludes on Sunday at St Tiernach’s Park in Clones. Monaghan, already relegated, provide the opposition for a game that throws in at 1.45pm. Fermanagh’s Niall Cullen is the ref and, while the match won’t be shown live on TV, Midwest will have live radio commentary on it. We’ve had some right old […]