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Sunday match reports

The rain has finally stopped here in the deep south, I’ve a small bit of a porter head on me after last night and miles to go before I sleep. Time to rattle through this quickly enough, then, before I bid my farewells to Tralee and hit the road. Here’s what’s online today about our one-point loss to Kerry last […]

Game day – keep moving on up

We’re back in National League action this evening, in what’s an eagerly anticipated clash between the top two teams in Division One this year. It’s Kerry we’re up against at Austin Stack Park in Tralee (throw-in 7.30pm), the match is live on RTÉ2 and Kildare’s Brendan Cawley is the ref. It would be tempting to ascribe – as many have […]

LGFA match switched to Bekan

The LGFA match this afternoon between Mayo and Galway has been switched from Tuam to the Connacht Centre of Excellence at Bekan. Throw-in time is pushed back to 4pm, by which time the worst of the rain will hopefully have eased in the west. The switch was announced by GAA/LGFA live streamer Jerome Quinn (here) and he says they’re hoping […]

Mayo 2-21 Down 1-11 – dominant opening round display

If momentum truly is an important factor in this year’s condensed inter-county season, then the early evidence from Mayo is already looking positive. Once we got on top of this National League opener at a rain-soaked MacHale Park today we fairly showed Down a clean pair of heels and we won pulling up well before the finish. We were never […]

Mayo 5-20 Tipperary 3-13: Cillian runs riot in Tipp thumping

Well, hands up all those of you who saw that coming. I did have the idle thought ahead of throw-in today that, if we started well in today’s All-Ireland semi-final with Tipperary, we might just gut them but I still didn’t expect it to happen. But gut them we did and this game was well over as a contest before […]

Hope springs eternal

This article first appeared in this week’s edition of the Mayo News as the ‘On the Road’ piece in the sports supplement – it’s here. I could, I suppose, say that at this stage the car knows how to drive itself from our house in Dublin down to Castlebar but, of course, self-driving technology isn’t there yet. With three cross-country […]

Mayo 1-13 Kerry 1-14: stirring comeback just falls short

At half-time this game couldn’t end quickly enough for us. Thoroughly outplayed in a chastening opening period, a hammering at the hands of a lively, inventive Kerry looked more a probability than a possibility. Few of us in the 8,069 crowd that had gathered in perishingly cold weather for this match could have predicted what was to unfold after the […]

Team to play Kerry named

We’ve named our team to play Kerry at MacHale Park tomorrow afternoon (throw-in 1pm). Here it is: Mayo (NFL Division One v Kerry 1/3/2020): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Padraig O’Hora (Ballina Stephenites), Oisín Mullin (Kilmaine), Lee Keegan (Westport); Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber), Eoin O’Donoghue (Belmullet), Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels); Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy, captain), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore); Jordan Flynn (Crossmolina Deel Rovers), […]