Monday match reports

It’s a New York Monday morning and, truth be told, my head hurts ever so slightly. It’s not the time now to reminisce about all that’s been good about this trip – there’s been lots and there’ll be time for that over the next few days – so let’s stick with the usual agenda. Here’s what’s online about yesterday’s win over the Yanks:

Locals: Mayo News, Connaught Telegraph, Midwest Radio, Irish Central.

Nationals: Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Irish Independent, Irish Mirror (live blog, match report), Irish Sun.

Others: GAA, RTÉ, Breaking News, The 42.

Photos: Sportsfile, Inpho.

Video: Balls.ie (Kevin McStay post-game), Mayo GAA (Kevin McStay post-game, Paddy Durcan post-game). Yes, in case you’re wondering, that’s me in the baseball cap in the press box hammering out my match report for the blog while these interviews were being done.

If it’s audio you want then the only place to go is our Mayo Football Podcast Final Whistle show where, I think, we captured the essence of what was an unforgettable day in the sun at Gaelic Park yesterday. It’s available on Patreon here.

Right, I need breakfast and I really wish this hammering in my head would stop. Back later with the results of the MOTM poll.

17 thoughts on “Monday match reports

  1. Sounds like you need a Bloody Mary or two WJ!! Thanks for working on your holidays

  2. Is there any truth to the rumour that this is Mayo,s last trip over there for a championship game. That the gaa are scrapping the every 5 year

  3. I don’t know, JR2, but there’s definitely talk about it. As someone who was a sceptic about the fixture but who is coming home a convert to it, I really hope they keep it going. It’s about way more than the football, as I’ve learned over the last few days.

  4. Can’t say that I am surprised that the GAA are rumoured to be considering scrapping the New York trips. From a purely football sense, it makes no sense at all. In fact it is completely daft sending top level teams out to play against a team, who have had no serious competitive games since the previous Summer. But I am conflicted, as there is obviously more to it than just a game of football and I am sure that it means an awful lot to the good people connected with football in New York. It also seems to be a great social occasion and very enjoyable, tho’probably not life extending, for those who make the trip. I am almost embarrassed to admit that I have never made this trip, even tho’ my sister has been in NY for many years and lives in The Bronx-I have had my appetite whetted reading all the comments on this blog, so I might make it yet.-sounds like a great trip. While it doesn’t make sense in the context of the present Championship structure, which needs to be looked at anyway, I think the trips should be retained in some form. Perhaps the provincial championships should be removed from and played separately from the All Ireland series, which should be based around the League. Maybe then the provincial winners would visit and play New York, as a reward, perhaps on a rotational basis or maybe all four could visit and play in a tournament wiyh NY and maybe the Tailteann winners. In the meantime, I think that New York should go straight into the Tailteann, with their first game played out there.

  5. Jimmy. I think TSU answered that question for you and WJ confirmed it in a reply to him. It was Aoife Fleming.

  6. Thanks Nephin, I knew that question had been answered so I was wondering what else it was. Tsu was fast off the blocks in providing the details, which Mike was then able to confirm to me over a hearty New York breakfast yesterday.

  7. I doubt you’re in much form for many questions today WJ. The health mustn’t be too bad yesterday if you could manage a big breakfast. ?

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