Mayo get over Clare conundrum thanks to second half goals

Sat, Jul 08, 2017

With 18-minutes of this game gone Mayo were trailing by five points on a score of 0-6 to 0-1 and were being posed a number of serious questions by a hard running and quick thinking Clare outfit, but over the remaining 52 minutes they outscored their hosts by 2-13 to 0-7 to book their place in round four of the All Ireland qualifiers in a fortnights time.

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Tribeswomen’ first half blitz sees off Mayo challenge

Sun, Jul 02, 2017

A storming first half display saw Galway claim their fifth Connacht Ladies Senior Football Championship title in six years in MacHale Park, Castlebar on Sunday. Led by their centre-half forward Tracey Leonard who finished with nine points they saw off Mayo’s challenge with a composed and confident performance.

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Mayo make hard work of it against Derry

Sat, Jul 01, 2017

It wasn’t pretty for a long time, but when it came to the crunch Mayo dug deep and ground out the win the required against Derry in MacHale Park. The wide count almost tallied the scores for Mayo on the day, as they looked like they might kick themselves out of the championship and only for a late rally they could very well have been looking at the rest of the summer free from inter-county action.

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Question Time comes for Mayo on Saturday

Fri, Jun 30, 2017

On Saturday a lot of questions will be answered as Derry come to Elvery's MacHale Park for a do or die qualifier game against Mayo. Again we find ourselves having to take the scenic route in pursuit of glory; again our county seems divided with opinion about the prospects of our team.

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Time for Mayo to get back on the road

Fri, Jun 30, 2017

Mayo supporters were hoping that this weekend would be one for making preparations for the Connacht final in a weeks time, but it's the long road for the faithful - for a second year in a row. Being knocked out of Connacht by Galway for a second successive year is what happened and tomorrow evening in MacHale Park - Derry come calling and there is no room for error anymore.

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Ladies' look to take down Tribeswomen' on Sunday

Fri, Jun 30, 2017

After missing out on making it to the last four of the league back in the Spring, it has been a long wait for the Mayo to get to back into competitive action. On Sunday, they are looking to put together back-to-back Connacht titles after dethroning Galway last year and putting an end to the Tribeswomen's quest for a five-in-a-row dreams.

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The times they are a changin'

Fri, Jun 16, 2017

There has been a seismic shift in football power in Connacht in the last four years. After Mayo's 17 point drubbing of Galway in Salthill in 2013 it looked like it would take the Tribesmen light years to make up the ground. After slowly narrowing the gap in 2014 (seven point Mayo victory) and 2015 (four point Mayo victory) they have now caught and surpassed us, beating us twice on the spin in crucial Connacht championship semi-finals.

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Moving day for senior hopefuls

Fri, Jun 16, 2017

It's round two of the Mayo Senior Football Championship this weekend, with eight games across the four groups down for decision on Saturday and Sunday. Once this weekend of action is over, the picture of who'll be in the last eight and who'll be battling it out to avoid relegation will become much clearer, we preview the action across all the four groups.

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Mayo fail Galway test for a second year in a row

Sun, Jun 11, 2017

Mayo left Salthill with even more questions to answer than when they were turned over by Galway at the same stage of the competition last year. Last years win by the Tribesmen in MacHale Park - was seen as a smash and grab raid by the visitors, one that Mayo would learn from. This result was something else entirely, the decision by Stephen Rochford to drop Colm Boyle from the starting line-up was something that had everyone talking in the build up to throw in.

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No big surprises last weekend as championship moves on

Fri, Jun 02, 2017

There were no surprises across the GAA world as all the expected teams made it through to the next round of their provincial championships in both hurling and football. There was almost a shock of epic proportions in Fraher Field in Waterford as the home side were on the brink of an historic win against Cork in the Munster football championship only for two late points to see the Leesiders through by the slimmest of margins.

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Familiar faces from Mayo looked to, to down the Tribesmen

Fri, Jun 02, 2017

Over the past six seasons Mayo have faced Galway five times in the Connacht championship, next Sunday's meeting in Pearse Stadium will be the sixth meeting in seven years. The most basic statistic from the previous five meetings is that Mayo have won four of those five meetings with Galway's solitary win coming in last year's meeting in Castlebar. In those five games Mayo have outscored Galway on a cumulative score of 9-69 to 4-53, unsurprisingly in those five games Cillian O'Connor has accounted for 30 of Mayo's 69 points.

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