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Massive backing also needed for our minors next week

Now that the dust has settled on our fantastic victory over Donegal, it is time to brush it under the carpet and firmly set our sights on Tyrone in the All-Ireland semi final. The August Bank Holiday weekend was truly a brilliant weekend for Mayo football, with our minors also qualifying for the All-Ireland semi final with a rather facile victory over Leinster runners up Westmeath. It is a first minor and senior semi-final appearance at headquarters since 1999, the last time yours truly donned the green and red jersey when we lost to Munster champions Cork.

Double dismay as hurlers and footballers bow out

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Disappointment and dismay were the order of the day as Westmeath hurlers and footballers both tasted their last bit of action in this year’s all-Ireland championships last Saturday. Whatever about our hurlers who were punching above their weight, general expectation was that our footballers would have enough in the tank to be included in the draw for the next round of the qualifiers which took place last Monday morning.

Improvement required in both codes as Cusack Park hosts attractive double-header

Cusack Park plays host to an attractive double-header this Saturday with our footballers in action against Fermanagh at 3pm in round one of the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers followed by the meeting of Westmeath and Waterford in the hurling qualifiers.

Westmeath at home to Fermanagh in qualifiers

Westmeath have been drawn at home to Fermanagh in round 1 of the All-Ireland qualifiers. Neighbours Offaly got the draw that everyone wanted to avoid as they were drawn at home to Tyrone.

Westmeath capable of maintaining winning ways against neighbours Longford

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A gutsy 0-16 to 2-9 opening round win over Louth last Sunday was the perfect start to the new season for Pat Flanagan’s side who look well placed to collect another valuable brace of league points when they make the short journey to Pearse Park, Longford this Sunday.

Down to business tomorrow for Mayo

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James Horan has named the same 15 to start tomorrow’s All Ireland quarter final against Down as started last month’s Connacht final victory over Sligo. The starting 15 was released to the media and the general public shortly before lunchtime yesterday and despite much speculation that there could be a couple of changes at least to the side Horan has stuck with the same 15 who took to the field in Hyde Park.

Footballers, academics, and singer-songwriters to address major Sinn Féin Galway conference

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Sinn Féin presidential candidate Martin McGuinness, Tyrone Gaelic football hero Peter Canavan; NUI, Galway lecturer Dr Lionel Pilkington; and singer-songwriter Seán Tyrrell will speak at a major Sinn Féin conference in The Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, tomorrow.

Horan’s Mayo aim to avoid capital punishment

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Another Sunday and another chance for James Horan to see how far his project as Mayo manager has progressed. This time a trip to the capital awaits Mayo and their supporters against the form team of this year’s National Football League in GAA headquarters is on the menu. The Dubs’ have won four out of four in this years league term and look to be in flying form.

Christmas stocking fillers perfect for the GAA fan in your life

With Christmas Day fast approaching and very little to report from the playing fields I though it would be an opportune time to recommend a few stocking fillers for the GAA nut in your life.

DJ Carey’s handball jerseys on display at unique exhibition

The GAA Museum at Croke Park unveiled a new temporary exhibition during the week at GAA headquarters. Simply entitled, My GAA Hero, this unique GAA exhibition has been designed by kids for kids, and possibly adults too!

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