Paddy Durcan

  • The shortlist of three for Footballer of the Year is made up entirely of Dublin players following their All Ireland victory.

    Goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton, wing back Jack McCaffrey and forward Con O'Callaghan make up the nominations.

    In total, Dublin have 13 nominations, with finalists Kerry picking up 9, Donegal 6, Mayo 4, while both Meath and Tyrone have 3 players on the shortlist.

    Roscommon have picked up two nominations and they include Conor Cox and Niall Daly.

    The four Mayo players nominated are Aidan O’Shea, Paddy Durcan, Colm Boyle and Chris Barrett.

  • Mayo manager James Horan has hinted at the return of both Diarmuid O’Connor and Matthew Ruane from injury before the end of the Super 8's.

    Speaking after their round 4 qualifier win over Galway, Horan said that the two-time young footballer-of-the-year is in contention to return to play in the round-robin competition, after previously suffering a wrist injury in training.

    The Mayo boss also said that Breaffy midfielder Matthew Ruane was recovering well from his collarbone injury and could also feature for Mayo in the latter stages of the Super 8s.

    Mayo captain Paddy Durcan was substituted in the three-point victory over the Tribesmen in Limerick, but Horan said it was too early to know the extent of the injury to the Castlebar Mitchel’s man.

    Mayo will now face Kerry in Killarney next Sunday at 4pm in the first round of the Super 8's, with live coverage on Midwest Radio.

  • Diarmuid O’Connor will be the Mayo captain for the 2019 season.

    The news was confirmed last night by Mayo GAA.

    The two-time Young Footballer of the year made his championship debut for Mayo against New York in 2014.

    Paddy Durcan has been named as vice-captain.


    Mayo football manager James Horan has been handed a double fitness boost ahead of Saturday's crunch Super 8s clash with Donegal in MacHale Park, Castlebar.

    Keith Higgins and Paddy Durcan are both in line to return from injury for the Mayo side.

    Captain Diarmuid O'Connor has also stepped up his recovery from a fractured wrist but he's unlikely to be involved this weekend.





  • Mayo        1-14
    Donegal   1-10


    Mayo secured their place in the All-Ireland semi-final following a merited four-point win over Donegal at a wet McHale Park, Castlebar this evening (Saturday).

    Mayo were composed throughout and led by 1-7 to 0-04 at the interval with the decisive score of the opening 35 minutes coming from Cillian O’Connor in the 27th minute.  

    The winners showed the greater appetite from the throw-in and despite defender Keith Higgins black card in the opening quarter Mayo were resolute and fully deserved their six-point interval lead.

    Donegal were given a life-line early in the second half when referee David Goff awarded the Ulster champions a penalty after Michael Murphy was fouled by Lee Keegan. 

    Murphy duly dusted himself down and despatched the ball past Robert Hennelly to bring it back to a 3-point game (1-08 to 1-05).

    Mayo were dealt a further blow after Jason Doherty was stretched off but a Kevin McLoughlin point edged Mayo into a 4-point advantage.

    A brace of Donegal points kept Donegal very much in touch with 20 minutes remaining.

    Donegal continued to press and Michael Murphy’s point left just a single score between the sides (1-09 to 1-08). 

    However, Paddy Durcan’s 52nd minute point was inspiring and a Cillian O’Connor free with 12 minutes remaining gave Mayo a 3 point lead.  

    Donegal  - who registered 15 wides in total - tried to get back into contention but two points in quick succession by substitute Andy Moran in the dying minutes secured the win and gives the Mayo supporters another date at GAA headquarters next weekend in the All-Ireland semi-finals against the winners of Dublin and Tyrone.



  • Mayo's Paddy Durcan notched up 1-3 for University of Ulster Jordanstown in their Sigerson Cup win over IT Tralee yesterday.

    The Castlebar Mitchels club man put in a fine display in ensuring the Ulster University will be in the quarter final of the competition on February 6th.

  • Mayo will likely be without yet another player for Sunday's Super-8s meeting with Kerry.

    The Connaught Telegraph reports that wing-back Paddy Durcan is the latest to succumb to injury.

    His place is set to go to Donal Vaughan, but leaves Mayo without Durcan, Diarmuid O'Connor and Matthew Ruane for the game in Killarney.

    Throw-in for the match is at 4 o’clock on Sunday and we’ll have live coverage of the game on Midwest Radio Sport with Michael D. McAndrew and Martin Carney, with thanks to JJ Burke Carsales Ballinrobe.

  • Paddy Durcan looks set to miss Mayo's super-8 meeting with Meath at Croke Park.

    A thigh injury ruled the wing-back out of their defeat to Kerry last weekend.

    It is believed the injury will keep Durcan out of action for two to three weeks.

  • Paddy Durcan picked up an all-star for his outstanding work in the Mayo jersey all year.

    The Castlebar Mitchels man was delighted with the personal accolade after a disappointing year for the county team.

    He said that while it was a disappointing year for Mayo he will take the All-Star and League title as some small consolation.