Four from four for the hurlers

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The county’s footballers may currently be occupying one of the two relegation places in Division One of this year’s NFL (table here) but the hurlers are riding high, out clear in front in the NHL Division 2B. Four games, four wins and they’ve already booked their place in the Division 2B final.

Last weekend the hurlers came with a late surge to claim the points against Derry at Celtic Park.  Today’s win – a 1-22 to 2-16 victory over Wicklow at James Stephens Park in Ballina – was another cracking comeback one. Kenny Feeney led the charge in the scoring stakes today, bagging ten points, nine from frees.

This latest victory, combined with Down’s unexpected defeat this afternoon to Donegal at Letterkenny, puts Derek Walsh’s charges two points clear of Down at the top of the table (details here) and with a guaranteed place in the divisional final. The Mournesiders need to stop our lads’ unbeaten run next Sunday if they’re to be sure of booking the other final spot, with Wicklow and Donegal (both on four points) lurking in the wings should they fail to do so.

Colm Gannon of the Mayo Advertiser was at James Stephens Park this afternoon to catch the action. His match report is here.

Well done to the hurlers on another super win today.

5 thoughts on “Four from four for the hurlers

  1. Well done to the Mayo hurlers great win, Sorry to say Galway created more goal chances today v kerry than Mayo have in 4 Matches .

  2. This was an absolutely fantastic game – a thriller with a brilliant finish from the Mayo lads who held their nerve – and used their extra man! – to turn the screw in the final minutes. I thought Kenny Feeney, Michael Morley, Cathal Freeman and of course, Keith Higgins were outstanding. A thoroughly enjoyable game of a good standard and Mayo now through to the 2B league final.

    I would highly recommend that more Mayo fans come along to these games when you can – you really are missing out! 🙂

  3. Said it a few years ago, we should give up on the big ball and concentrate on the small one. Within 10 years we’d be up there competing with the best of them

  4. agreed anne marie, about time the hurlers got a share of the kudos {albeit a paltry share looking at amount of comments!} It was a fabulous game played in ideal lovely sunny conditions……i would include sean regan in that list of players who stood out….always shines on home turf!!……

  5. One of the best Mayo hurling panels ever assembled in Mayo. From my point of view, just Fergal Boland (maybe the footballers will give him back) would add something to this team. Also Eoin Collins, but he cant play as declared for Clare. Well done to the management and players. Seriously young team and if they stay together, they will have no problem stepping up to the next level.

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