Former League Of Ireland Star Turns His Attention To Starring For Mayo

Former League Of Ireland Star Turns His Attention To Starring For Mayo

After League of Ireland stints with Sligo Rovers and Cork City, Gary Boylan is now turning his attention to GAA with his native county, Mayo, as they continue to seek the spark that could deliver them an All-Ireland title.

The Belmullet man produced a scintillating performance last night in MacHale Park, his first appearance in a Mayo jersey since playing for the minor side in 2014, as the Westerners beat the Underdogs, 3-11 to 1-8.

The 23-year-old registered a haul of 1-5 en route to winning man-of-the-match award live on TG4.

Speaking to TG4 after the game, the Mayo forward said:

The last time I played Gaelic before this, properly, was minor level. I'd like to give it a go now at senior level to see how it goes.

Having finished up with the soccer, my ambition now is to try and break into a Mayo squad. So that's where I see myself going forward. Hopefully, it works out.


After making over 100 appearances for the Bit O'Red, Boylan moved to Cork City in January where a long term knee ligament injury meant life at Turners Cross was fraught. At the end of the season however, the versatile player made the decision to move back home to concentrate on GAA.

Last night's impressive showing means Boylan is likely to play a significant role in the county's FBD League campaign starting in January before James Horan's men begin the defence of their National League title away to Donegal on Saturday, January 25.

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