Monday match reports

Yesterday really was a mega Mayo GAA day – this was reflected in the daily hit count here on the blog, which first crashed through the 50,000 barrier for the first time and then, a few hours later, passed the 60,000 mark, ending the day on 65,586 page views over the 24-hour period – and this morning there’s a bit of online coverage to wade through. Let’s have a quick trawl through it.

Mayo’s win over Monaghan

Locals: Western People, Connaught Telegraph, Northern Sound.

Nationals: Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Irish Sun, Irish News.

Others: GAA, RTÉ, The 42.

Photos: Mayo Mick, Inpho, Sportsfile.

Video: Mayo Mick.

Kilmeena’s All-Ireland JFC triumph

Match reports: Irish Examiner, Irish Independent, GAA, The 42, Mayo Advertiser.

Photos: Inpho, Sportsfile.

Video: Mayo GAA have some great video segments on their Twitter account of the aftermath of Kilmeena’s win – here.

Castlebar Mitchels’ narrow LGFA All-Ireland loss

Match reports: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph, Western People, RTÉ (includes video), Ladies Football, The 42.

Photos: Sportsfile.

The hurlers’ draw with Wicklow

Nothing I can find on that one, I’m afraid.

Don’t forget to vote in the MOTM poll for the match in Clones – I’ll be back later on with the result of the poll.

Patreon club members should also watch out for a notification that the match day review episode of the podcast is online and available to listen to. That’ll happen at some point today and we’ve also got a bonus episode in the works, also for club members, focusing on Kilmeena’s brilliant All-Ireland JFC victory.

Right, that’s your lot for now.

17 thoughts on “Monday match reports

  1. I can say I am responsible for 45k + of those hits Willie Joe. A great weekend and all covered here.

  2. Just watched the Mayo Mick video of the game it was absolutely brilliant you really can feel the atmosphere in the stand yesterday.
    Great win hopefully Eoghan McLaughlin’s injury isn’t too bad.
    Looking forward to the trip to croke park already

  3. Mile buiochas Mayo Mick for providing the video. Go hann maith ar fad. Great victory. A great team performance
    Subs made an impact -Loftus and Flynn vgood!
    65k hits on the blog incredible! I presume a lot of people revisited the blog as it was not televised! Great coverage on Midwest also on Patreon.
    Any word on Eoghan

  4. We can definitely take positives from the performance.. We came from point down to 2 up and clung on to that lead, thanks to the hand of Paddy Durcan at the death.
    Jason Doherty is a scoring full forward.
    ROD has hunger for winning and backs it up with consistently high class performances. Orme and McDonagh to a lesser extent are progressive.
    Tactically we got it right and never allowed monaghan to settle into blanket defending.
    On the negative side, why are we not retaining possession from our kickouts, though the wider croke park should help.
    What is Coens best position, hes good man to man marker in matchups but hes not a midfielder and definitely not a full back
    Walsh is a good footballer but lacks composure when chances come his way, failing to hit the target with excellent goal chance.
    Hopefully McLaughlins injury not too serious.
    We’re on a roll, and no excuses, we must bring our A game to croke park next weekend.

  5. While I was delighted with the win, I have to say I’m a bit negative about our performances so far. Three out of four points is great at this stage, and we shouldn’t be afraid of anyone. However, we cannot seem to get and retain primary possession, midfield has been a disaster, and even Aidan didn’t solve that problem yesterday. It can be said that our midfield pairings are third choice up to this as Mattie, Oisín, and perhaps Jack Carney (with Kevin Mac) on the breaks will provide better options in the remaining rounds. Also our full back line seems very vulnerable to quick ball in, though it can be argued that this is a function of problems outfield.

    All that said Aidan Orme and Fionn Mac were much better yesterday. Only when I saw it on the highlights last night did I appreciate the work Aidan did for Ryan’s goal. Also, while Plunkett has been getting a pasting, I thought he got forward very well, got himself into very good positions, but the ball didn’t run for him. It was wet and greasy. I’d like to see more of this option.

  6. Fair play mayo Mick.
    Really enjoyed that match yesterday well worth the trek.
    Great to see the lads scoring off their weaker foot.
    Lee was outstanding in the second half.
    Brian Walsh has electric pace needs to work on his shooting but does so much off the ball.
    Flynn is a power house and improving every game.
    I like the look of McHugh doesn’t look out of place and can only get better.
    Mick’s video only proves how poor hurson was yesterday.syill scratching my head over the disallowed goal.harry looked to be cramping up a few minutes before he went off.

  7. @Ontheditch… ‘There’s only ONE Diarmuid O Connor’ will that do?.. Oh oh, apart from the Kerry Diarmuid O Connor.. Yes you are right, a very good performance from our Diarmuid, hopefully on the road back to his very best!

  8. I was very impressed yesterday by Rory Brickenden. Thought he has the making of a very good full back with pace and fielding ability which is something we have been lacking recently good defenders and all as the like of Paddy O’Hora and Lee are when filling in. Harrison too is a more natural corner back than full back. It must be very intimidating for a young fellow coming into that set up trying to compete with players of that quality although no doubt they give every possible help to a youngster.

  9. TG4 deserve a mention too for their excellent coverage of the Kilmeena game on their youtube channel. While im at it congrats to the GAA for the excellent facilities for tv cameraman and sports journalists0 at headquarters.
    Now go and put facilities of similar standard in every county grounds in the country so that our games are presented to the highest standards.

  10. Would definitely stick with McDonagh. He’s an excellent footballer and will reach new heights if given the time to develop. Same for Orme who must be only in the 20/21 age bracket ? Really hope Jack Carney can become a viable midfield option this year but it’s a big step up from junior club level.

  11. – The quality of the football in the first half was as good as you could expect in Feb and very enjoyable.
    – At long last a game where we were tuned in from the very start with Mc D and Orme playing well in first 10 mins. However at the other end the high ball was doing damage with Mc Carron causing O’Hora problems but to be fair he came well into the game in the second half. His Lazarus like come back from a knock very late in the game was noted by the Monaghan fans near me…I just smiled.
    – Subs worked in the main. I am surprised Rory is getting such praise he gave away too many Frees and Mohan won all the balls that came into them.
    – Keegan was just brillant in the second half
    – Things to improve 1. Tidy up on tackling too many neck high tackles resulting in needless frees Mc D , Walsh and Eoghan biggest offenders
    – Things to improve 2. Face Robbie when he is taking his kickouts, COS in particular
    – Things to improve 3, the pop pass was over hit probably on 4 occasions and had it being accurate we were in for at least 2 more goals.
    – Best wishes to Eoghan terrible to see him stretchered off again and finally well done to Kilmeena, super win.

  12. As I said in another post, Brickenden and McHugh didn’t put a foot wrong and I thought they were excellent
    I was at the game and on their side for the second half so I got a good view, particularly Brickenden as he marked McManus in the second half and was very very sticky

  13. I agree with the careless high tackles resulting in unnecessary frees. Tacking needs to improve and is notat the standard it was a few years ago. Tyrone were excellent tacklers and one reason they won the all Ireland.
    Overall a big improvement from the Donegal game but much improvement in tackling passing and taking scores needed. Mid field a major concern.

  14. Good to see Diarmuid back in form but not sure he’s a midfielder though. Sean Hurson, the referee, was too fussy – David Gough is the best GAA ref. Showing a red card to 4 Tyrone players shows he was up with the play, as a good referee should be. Hope Eoghan makes a quick recovery – great for turnover and support. Looking forward to Cillian and Oisin getting back into it.

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