The weekend’s matches

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The big match at Croke Park on Saturday night is the one most people are talking about right now but the Mayo/Dublin match isn’t the only one involving the county that’s on this coming weekend.

On Saturday afternoon, the county’s camogie team start their 2022 League campaign. Last year, you’ll recall, saw Mayo compete at inter-county level once again after a too-long absence and a decent League performance was followed by triumph in the Nancy Murray Cup.

This year the aim will be to build on those solid foundations. The team is once again managed this year by Jimmy Lyons and they’ll operate out of Division 4 of the League, in a four-team group comprising the final four in last year’s Nancy Murray Cup. Aside from us, that includes Tyrone, who we beat in the final, as well as Wicklow and Louth.

The Wee County provide the opposition for us in the opening round on Saturday. This match is fixed for the Centre of Excellence in Darver, where throw-in is 2.30pm.

Then on Sunday afternoon, the women footballers are back in League action. Following their explosive start to their Division One campaign last Saturday evening – when they blew Westmeath away in the Dome – Mayo travel to Tuam on Sunday to take on neighbours Galway, who lost out by three points to Donegal in their opening game. Throw-in at Tuam Stadium is 2pm.

Sunday’s match – like all matches are nowadays – is an all-ticket affair and tickets are available to purchase here.

The game will also be streamed live on the LGFA streaming service and you can sign up for that here, with match passes and the great value season pass available.

I’m planning on watching the stream and so will, like I did for the Westmeath game, provide in-match updates on it for club members on Discord.

Saturday’s game against Dublin is, of course, live on RTÉ2 and Midwest Radio will also have live commentary on it. Throw-in at Croke Park is 7.30pm.

Tickets for Croker are available from selected Centra and SuperValu outlets and are also available online – here.

Finally, there’s plenty of Mayo interest in tomorrow night’s Sigerson Cup final between NUIG and UL, a game that’s being shown live on TG4. The match is being played at IT Carlow (throw-in 7.30pm) and tickets for it can be purchased here.

30 thoughts on “The weekend’s matches

  1. And as i posted the other day. Mayo v Roscommon in the U20 Leo Murphy Cup.
    This Friday 18th February in Connacht GAA Centre @ 7pm

  2. Any word on the Mayo u20 panel or team? Can’t understand the secrecy and lack of local media exposure for this team. The old u21 championship was a flagship gaa competition and was the foundation of many good senior teams. Since they switched to u20, its become an afterthought on the calendar and a much lower of prior competition.

  3. Yes Larry they should never have got rid of the U21 championship and now HQ are pushing for a U19 grade to replace the U20 grade.

  4. Midweek matches first – The Sigerson Cup final between NUIG and UL will be shown live on TG4.

    ?The game will take place tonight at 19:30 in itcarlow.

  5. Sorry i missed that wj. Youre on the ball as always. Brilliant service for all things Mayo.

    I see Horan suggested moving Siggerson to before Christmas. Personally, if i had my way i would move league to summer months, run concurrent with championship and leave siggerson. We would have classic games in good conditions, midweek evening fixtures, full houses, emmigrants home on holidays getting chance to see their team

  6. With the amount of teams in Sigerson now it should be on a knock out basis. It’s timing has to coincide with exams. Imagine in the seventies you had an exam in first year and one in third year. No exam in second year
    Many a lad registered for second year and worked abroad for the year, how things have changed. Also you just needed 2 honours and Latin or French for entry. You could queue up for any degree you wanted
    The exception was engineering, you needed honours Maths

  7. We must be the beest informed set of supporters in the country. Mayo players on both sides. Talk of Fionn McDonagh playing midfield. McLaughlin may play. Conroy a big loss for Galway…. Tg4 doing a great job, i hope Carlow is a bitt better than the wild west and hopefully good facilities for cameramen in particular

  8. Delighted for Fionn MacD. Well done NUIG. They did brilliant and without Tommy and Sean Mulkerin. Was surprised to see Eoghan playing – thought he was going to be out a few weeks minimum.

  9. Fionn Mc was class. Heneghan from roscommon great impact and Sean Kelly from Galway is some player.

    Also great to see Eoghan mc back playing.

  10. Hardly say Fionn was outstanding!! He was decent in awful conditions, but that’s it. None of the other Mayo boys stood out. Eoghan looked like he was just back in fairness to him.

  11. Great result for Nuig. Fair play to both teams in terrible conditions. NUIG totally deserved it based on the second half, Heneghan added some scores, Fionn Mc Donagh kicked a great score , from a Galway point of view its great to see so many lads winning Sigerson.
    The Kellys; Cathal Sweeney, Gavin Burke, Matt Tierney and Tomo were terrific.
    Clifford kept scoreless from play so that helps..

  12. McDonagh had an excellent game, worked like a horse all over the field, scored a classy and crucial point when UL were gaining momentum and should have been awarded motm in my opinion.

  13. Mayonaze,I thought Fionn was the driving force behind the win.As Mayo45 said,he worked like a horse,breaking up UL attacks and setting up scores at the other end,MOTM for me.I have been a critic of his,but tonight I doff my hat to his performance.

  14. Heneghan was awarded man of the match and in fairness NUIG with them facing a gale at the start of the second half he came on and completely turned the game kicking three classy points. He worked extremely hard and played brilliantly.
    I thought Sean Kelly and Gavin Burke ( 2 points from corner back) were also brilliant. Mc Donagh played really well in the second half but in relation to the overall turning point Heneghan was the correct choice.

  15. Tbf I thought that Fionn played well, and has been mentioned above, plenty strong players from Galway. Well deserved win for NUIG and I hope that they enjoy the night.

  16. Conditions were shocking but fair play to Heneghan, came on and made a difference. Fair play to Maurice Sheridan for seeing that move. Maurice is a good operator and never made excuses when Mulkerrin and Conroy were ruled out, drove it on and not easiest competition to win.

  17. Ya totally agree opt2misteek mcdonagh played well al though and was my motm but Heneghan made the difference with 3 cracking points , ya Galway do have some top lads coming through but don’t forget so do we so it’s equally bad news for them , seeing Conroy on crutches after the game was sad it must be tough for him and for them to win without him was a huge effort

  18. I thought Heneghan did very well in the 3rd quarter after coming on and showed plenty of skill, but for me I thought Fionn was man of the match. He really played well there tonight and I thought was the main man on view.

  19. Fionn was the pick of the Mayo lads on display. Towey looked a threat at times. Other than that our lads did not shine. Some really decent Galway lads though, the Kellys, Tierney, Tommo and Gavin Burke was outstanding. Clifford was well held but Limerick could not get decent ball into him. A good game in terrible conditions.

  20. Have always felt that Fionn has way more potential than most other half forward options on the Mayo panel. Hopefully he kicks on this year.

    No rest for Maurice Sheridan either with the U20s out on Friday evening.

  21. Interesting that last night over half of the players who started the game were either Mayo (6) or Galway (10).

  22. Agree Ontheditch @4.06pm.
    Move League to the Summer and have that as your Championship.
    Play for the Sam Maguire as a Knockout Cup competition.
    Great to see the passion and enjoyment of our young footballers last night.
    It means alot to them to win a Sigerson medal, playing with there peers on a National stage.

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