Knockmore’s Championship run revisited

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Here in the depths of winter, with the mercury plunging, the Christmas holiday period coming to an end and the daily Covid infection rate hitting a record high level, we could all do with a distraction.

Knockmore GAA club have come to the rescue in this respect, as they’ve put together a highlights compilation of their Moclair Cup run last summer. Playing an often scintillating brand of football, the North Mayo club’s underdog run to title success was the highlight of the best County Championship in years.

You don’t have to be from Knockmore to enjoy this highlights video but if you are then you’re sure to relish looking back on this action even more. Here it is:

18 thoughts on “Knockmore’s Championship run revisited

  1. Thanks for that. Great stuff. Some good lads we should be seeing in Mayo jerseys soon.
    Dempsey had his stamp on them in a big way. A future manager in waiting. Well done to all.

  2. When you see the highlights you can see how well coached and prepared Knockmore were. Their support play was excellent. No one dwelling on the ball too long. Some creative handpasses with a jump and pass.

  3. Donie Vaughan has just announced his retirement from the intercounty scene. Has been a great servant, hopefully he gets to enjoy family and business life.
    Best of luck Donie.

  4. Best of luck to Donie. A great servant to the cause and very well chosen words about his fellow team mates. Well done to Western People and fellow blogger John Cuffe on his article. Can it be shared here so all will get to read it. I agree with John 100 percent. We should have stood up to him and his sneering a long time ago.

  5. All the best to Donie, a man who got more than his fair share of criticism but never gave less than 100% for the jersey. Injuries curtailed his contribution in recent years, but on his day, together with Lee Keegan and Colm
    Boyle, will be remembered as part of the most dynamic half back line we have ever seen.
    Thanks for everything you gave us for the past 11 years.

  6. Well said lads…….A tough decision for any player and now Donie’s turn………On his day, in full flight downfield with that unique stride of his, he gave us much joy……..often with a sublime finish on the scoreboard……..Hope Donie gets to grip with injuries and rehab and continues to enjoy his club football I to the future…..

  7. Ha ha……2 Hops and Mayo Fan……just realised my error and confirming I used ‘lads’above in the gender-neutral sense…….Dunno who’s M or F on this blog…….

  8. Well done Donie and the best of luck in the future. Thank you for all you did for the cause of Mayo,
    You certainly didn’t spare yourself. Great memories. It was something to see you in full flight.
    We will remember.

  9. I see our great friend from Derry had another dig at us in the Sunday Indo again today. Just what is his fascination. Could he not just shag off and start annoying people from an other county.

  10. Sorry to see Donal depart. He was always looking to improve his own game and that quality helped him to became a role model within the squad. His buddy put it beautifully on radio this afternoon when he said “he left his jersey in a much better place”. That says it all for me.

  11. Best of luck to Donie on his retirement from the inter county scene. A great warrior and team player and as said elsewhere his long elegant running stride was such a trademark of his.

  12. Thank you for all the memories and your dedication for over a decade, Dónal. You were a powerful player on the team, driving forward and scoring. Your tenacity was something I marvelled at. I look forward to watching Mayo matches with you as part of the crowd.
    I was taken by surprise by Dónal’s announcement but I understand it.

  13. Done one tough man. We need some one like him physically to man the CHB position. I think some more will follow and save James from dropping them from the squad___they owe us nothing

  14. Well January is turning out to be crap – sad to see both Donie and David leaving. Great years of service, effort and dedication. The best of days following them around the country. End of an era. Best of luck to both – they will be missed.

  15. Well let’s be positive, one chapter ends and another begins. Two stalwarts finish and they will be replaced by two future stalwarts.

  16. A mystery how Peter Naughton and Aidan Orme cant make the County panel looking at our Forward subs for the All Ireland Final.

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