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Sunday match reports

Last night was, thanks to Ryan’s outrageous score at the finish, one of the good nights at MacHale Park. His late, late point into the bacon factory end ensured we avoided defeat to Galway in League or Championship at the venue for the first time since the 2014 Connacht final. That stat alone makes it a positive start to the […]

Mayo 1-11 Galway 2-8: Ryan rescues precious point

A draw can feel like a loss or it can feel like a win. When Ryan O’Donoghue launched a screamer into the night sky at the Galway posts deep in stoppage time tonight, the enormous roar that went around MacHale Park showed what the home fans felt about the result the Belmullet man had pulled from the fire for us. […]

Who was our Player of the Year?

Here we are, with August not even half-over yet, and the year’s inter-county action is already a distant, fading memory. Before we forget completely about our 2022 inter-county year, however, there’s one job that needs to be done. Now, with the management appointment process rumbling on at a glacially slow pace and chat in the comments already veering towards topics […]

Poll: who’ll win Sam?

Sunday’s All-Ireland football final is hurtling towards us with indecent haste – everything about the inter-county calendar this year has been rush-rush, hurry-hurry – with the two teams that beat us in this year’s Championship set to battle it out for the Sam Maguire. It’s twenty-one years since Galway last won the All-Ireland football title and that’s also the most […]

Oisín Mullin is our MOTM from yesterday’s game

Events that have unfolded today have already put some distance between us and yesterday’s defeat to Kerry at Croke Park. It’s worth turning the focus back in that direction just a bit, though, to announce the results of the final Man of the Match poll here on the blog for 2022. Yesterday’s match was, of course, a huge disappointment for […]

Monday match reports

Well, that’s it for another year at Senior level, as we exited tamely from the Championship yesterday to Kerry at the quarter-final stage. It’s not all doom and gloom, of course, as the Minors have an All-Ireland final to look forward to in two weeks time and the women are still in it too. Here’s what’s online about the weekend’s […]

Kerry 1-18 Mayo 0-13: second half squander does for us

Yes, the injuries were a factor in our hugely disappointing exit from the Championship at Kerry’s hands in today’s All-Ireland quarter-final but they weren’t the deciding issue. What was instead was our squandering of chance after chance in the second half at a time when we were more than holding our own in the contest. Kerry, by contrast, were far […]

Contemplating Kerry … again

Monday morning’s All-Ireland quarter-final draw saw us paired with Kerry on what is undoubtedly the tougher side of the Championship’s last eight. The winners will almost certainly be facing Dublin in the semi-final for the right to meet one of Armagh, Clare, Derry or Galway in the Sam Maguire decider next month. For us, this is the toughest of roads, […]