Cavan call Mayo's bluff in Castlebar

Sun, Mar 19, 2017

Mayo went down to a third league defeat of the season against a suffocating Cavan side in Castlebar on Sunday afternoon, the loss leaves them in the relegation scrap at the bottom of the table with tough encounters against Tyrone and Donegal up next on the horizon for them.

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Colman’s come undone by second half goals

Sat, Mar 18, 2017

Three minutes of action in the second half killed off Saint Colman’s dreams of making it into the Hogan Cup final in Ennis on Saturday. The South Mayo side had just shown remarkable courage to come back into the game after conceding a goal just after the restart to Mark O’Shea to leave them trailing by four points. But they battled back and hit four points on the run, with Evan Ronane kicking three wonders from range and Brian Quinn landing another to leave the game level at 1-8 each.

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Big performance from Mayo needed on Sunday

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

On Sunday, Mayo will face off against Cavan in round five of the league in what is a crucial game for both sides, with up coming games against Tyrone in Omagh and Donegal in MacHale Park in the final rounds this is a must win game for Mayo to guarantee safety in division one while it will also condemn Cavan back to division two.

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Mayo looking for more forward returns

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Mayo will be looking to get back on winning ways on Sunday when Cavan come calling to Castlebar in round five of the league. This will be first meeting of the sides in a decade in competitive action, with a John O'Mahony managed Mayo seeing off the Breffni men in a qualifier in 2007.  There are a few survivors from that win still involved with Mayo today, with David Clarke and Andy Moran very much part of the Mayo side so far this year and Alan Dillon yet to return to the fold. Dillon and Moran contributed seven of Mayo's 19 points that day, with the Ballintubber man hitting 0-5 and Moran adding 0-2. A return of 19 points on Sunday would be something that Stephen Rochford would be very pleased as his attack have not exactly been lighting things up so far this season.

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Ladies looking to get back to winning ways

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

This time last year the Mayo were riding a crest of a wave seeing off all comers in the league going right up to the final of the competition unbeaten. They followed that up with a good go at the championship, only to come undone in the most cruel of circumstances — a buzzer beating free from Dublin right at the death.

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Mayo schools go looking for three of the best

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

At 2pm on Saturday afternoon, the hopes and dreams of three Mayo schools will all come down to what happens on the football field, as St Colman's College, Claremorris, Ballinrobe Community School and Our Lady's, Belmullet, all go looking for victory on the field of battle.

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Dubs dish out serious punishment

Fri, Mar 10, 2017

Mayo suffered a crushing and embarrassing 12 point defeat at the hands of All-Ireland champions Dublin last Saturday. Dublin, having drawn their last two games which they easily could have lost, had me fully convinced it was set up for Mayo to end their great two and half year and 32 game unbeaten run in league and championship.

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Hurlers still hunting for first points of the season

Fri, Mar 10, 2017

It has not gone to plan for the Mayo senior hurlers so far this season, last weekend they were beaten by Down by 17 points in MacHale Park, with the Ulster men running out 2-23 to 0-12 winners of JP Coen's charges. That defeat was the third straight loss suffered by Mayo this season, following defeats to Wicklow and Derry in the opening two rounds of the competition.

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Soccer season kicks into life

Fri, Mar 10, 2017

This weekend sees the 2017 Mayo League soccer season kick off, with 34 different sides lined up for competition this season. In the top division all eyes will be fixed on seeing whether anyone can finally step up and stop Westport United's domination of the league. Last season Ballina Town gave it a right good go, but came up short down the home stretch with John Brennan's men edging them out down the home stretch.

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Dublin inflict capital punishment on Mayo

Sat, Mar 04, 2017

There was more than an air of hope around the county last week that Mayo could go to Croke Park and drive a knife into the heart of Dublin's 32 game unbeaten run in their own back yard. But from within minutes of the ball being thrown in, those hopes were proved to be idle pleasures of an early spring day dream.

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Mayo do the necessary — but bigger tasks await

Fri, Mar 03, 2017

Mayo put in an impressive offensive performance to defeat a free falling Roscommon by eight points leaving the Rossies in dire relegation trouble. The 1-19 to 0-14 scoreline suggests a rout but it is somewhat flattering considering All-Star goalkeeper David Clarke pulled off a string of top class saves to keep Roscommon at bay. Clarke, for the third league game in a row, has been one of Mayo's top performers and was deservedly the winner of the man-of-the-match award.

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Mayo face a much different test tomorrow night

Fri, Mar 03, 2017

Mayo head to Croke Park tomorrow with two wins in their back pocket from their last two outings, but with plenty of questions to ponder. You can only beat what is put in front of you, but last weekend's showing by Roscommon will have their supporters in a flutter - with lots of questions looking to be answered, but for Mayo it was hardly ideal preparation for a meeting with the All Ireland champions in their own back yard.

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