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We looked like a division four team, again

It seems now that Mayo's dreadful display against Cork in the league final earlier this year was not a once off, but a fair reflection of where this team and management currently stands. In that final we played like a division four team. We looked every inch a division four team again last week. I realise that winning performances are not always associated with dazzling displays of individual or team brilliance. A winning performance is achieved by relentless work, harrying, hitting, running, tracking back, tackling, winning dirty balls. This is a basic requisite to be successful in championship football. That's what we wanted from our evening in Sligo. As a result of the defeat Mayo has also missed out on an attractive home tie against our old friends, Galway, in a few weeks’ time. It was planned to coincide with the official opening of the new stand, but that too must be shelved for the time being. This missed opportunity also means a very significant loss of revenue for the County Board and another hit to local businesses.

Mayo and Roscommon face fines following half time incident

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Both the Mayo and Roscommon county boards could be facing fines from the Connacht Council following an incident that happened at half time in the under 21 Connacht semi-final between the sides on St Patrick’s Day. Secretary of the Connacht Council, John Prenty told the Mayo Advertiser, “I can’t confirm what fines have or will be issued to both counties in relation to the incident, but there have been fines proposed for them. Both counties have up until Friday (March 26) to seek a hearing in relation to the proposals.”

Galway’s youngsters will find Leitrim a stern challenge

At the outset of 2008 as Galway football entered a decisive new chapter, the Connacht FBD League was utilised intelligently. Liam Sammon's approach saw Galway embrace the challenges with the required passion and zeal to book the considerable bounty of a trip to New York that awaits the winners.

Forget those post-Christmas blues and get back on the road again

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I always feel a little sad taking down the tree on "Little Christmas".

Galway youngsters get last chance to shine before NFL opener

It is the January final everybody craved considering Galway and Roscommon have shown a keen interest in the 2009 Connacht FBD League.

Connacht Ladies GAA Fixtures

Connacht Ladies Fixtures

Galway face fancied Cork in All Ireland decider

Galway will be hoping it is a case of third time lucky when the ladies’ u-14 Gaelic footballers contest the All Ireland final on Sunday (3.30pm) in Bruff, Co Limerick.

Where do we go from here?

It’s funny the things that you let yourself get annoyed over.

Mayo sides ready for provincial action

Three Mayo sides will go into action in the Connacht championship this weekend looking to book their places in the Connacht final. Carnacon, who are old hands at this level, will be defending their Connacht and All Ireland titles on the line on Saturday in Leitrim when they take on the Leitrim champions Aughawillan in the senior semi-final at 4pm in Leitrim Gaels Community pitch. The vastly experienced Carnacon side will go into the game as hot favourites with either Geevagh from Sligo or Corofin from Galway waiting for the winners in the final.

GAA students benefit from bursary scheme

A record number of 31 promising young Connacht GAA players and administrators have been included in the province’s annual bursary scheme.


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