Defensive football – the new black?

Mayo v Cork

It’s August, and we are back to a familiar scene. Our opponents were confirmed on Saturday evening after Sligo were parked up by Cork. When Cork emerged under the leadership of Brian Cuthbert, they looked to have prowess. They had a steady league performance, and with Kerry looking at sixes and sevens in the league, it looked from early on like they were the Munster team to watch. That theory was quickly demolished after the Kingdom destroyed them in the … Continue reading

Face The Ball Prediction League Week 11

Face The Ball Prediction League Week 11  Mayo Club 51 Leader board —- Start Week : 1 Your position:      Total Week 11 Week 10 Week 9 Week 8 Week 7 Week 6 Week 5 Week 4 Week 3 Week 2 Week 1 1 Dan 981 54 71 119 135 91 175 46 106 26 73 85 2 macdanger 971 55 75 124 105 95 180 79 102 0 73 83 3 Ciarano 962 55 70 119 83 118 … Continue reading

Route 51 Flag Lands in Calgary Canada

Last week the Mayo Club 51 Route 51 flag landed in Calgary, Canada. Thanks to Mary Lynn for sending us these great photos from Lake Louise, Calgary. Photographed here is Shane Lynn from Keenagh and Luke Maloney, formerly from Crossmolina, now living in Calgary. What a stunning view of the Rockies in the background! Photographed above is Michael Lynn, Luke Maloney, Shane and Gary Lynn at the top of Sulphur Mountain, Banff Alberta, Canada, 2451 metres above sea level. In the background again … Continue reading

Aidan O’Shea Interview On Off The Ball

Aidan O’Shea interview on off the ball show on Newstalk yesterday. Aidan O’Shea was interviewed on Newstalk FM’s show “Off The Ball” yesterday after Mayo won their 4th Connacht title in a row for the first time since 1951. While on the theme of podcasts, here’s what the lads over on Second Captains had to say on the weekends GAA matches. It has yet to be confirmed, but it is looking likely that Mayo will play the winners of Sligo … Continue reading

Face The Ball Prediction League Week 9

Face the ball prediction league week 9 After 9 weeks of the face the ball prediction league, the Mayo Club 51 mini league is as follows; Mayo Club 51 Leader board —- Start Week : 1 Your position:     Total Week 9 Week 8 Week 7 Week 6 Week 5 Week 4 Week 3 Week 2 Week 1 1 Dan 856 119 135 91 175 46 106 26 73 85 2 macdanger 841 124 105 95 180 79 102 … Continue reading

Primary Schools Competition Winner

At the beginning of June the crew here at Mayo Club 51 decided to hold a primary schools competition for our younger ’51er’s. One of our main aims is bring as much colour as we can on match day. Our collection of flags is constantly growing and we’re always on the look out for new ideas! After much deliberation, heated discussion and many cups of tea and even an existential crisis, we’ve managed to pick a winner! We were delighted at the … Continue reading

Club ’51 quiz night – thank you

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Connacht Final weekend is upon us, and the build-up has started in earnest, now that both teams have been named. Our fate is our hands now as we face into the not-unappealing challenge of making it a historic four-in-a-row in Connacht. The weekend anticipation is starting to build nicely at this point and no doubt the roads will be busy tonight with Mayo folks making the pilgrimage to the west – if you’re on the road or in the air, … Continue reading

History beckons…

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It’s the second weekend in July and we are preparing to make history. Honestly, at this time of year, as Mayo football fans, what more can we ask? We have two teams representing us on Sunday in the provincial deciders. Our seniors attempt to win their 4th title on the trot against the auld enemy while our minors defend their crown against Roscommon. We are also aiming to see our first back to back senior/minor Connacht Double since 1996/1997. History … Continue reading

Raynaud’s and Scleroderma

We have been getting a lot of queries since our quiz plans were announced about Raynaud’s and Scleroderma Ireland. Meadhbh Cleary, who sits on the board of directors of the charity and also set up the North Dublin Support Group, gives us a brief insight into the condition. Have you ever noticed your own or a friend’s fingers turning blue or white in the cold? The condition is called Raynaud’s Phenomenon and it’s more than just poor circulation. It happens when … Continue reading