Tom Parsons

  • It is confirmed that Jason Doherty suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury after the Donegal game..

    Doherty featured in every championship game in 2019 and will be a big loss as James Horan and his team prepare for the Dublin game this Saturday

    Mayo GAA confirmed that Doherty will be out until the middle of next season recovering from his injury.

    Meanwhile James Horan looks to have a full complement of players to pick from for the All-Ireland semi-final.

    Tom Parsons made a return to the match day 26 against Donegal and Horan expects Diarmuid O’Connor to be fit for the last four encounter.

  • Mayo manager James Horan argues that his team can take a lot from 2019 despite their ten-point defeat to Dublin.

    With younger players coming through and winning their first national title since 2001, he argues that the year had positives to take into 2020.

    A rip-roaring league final victory over Kerry, a first championship victory over Galway since 2015 and the return of injured players like Tom Parsons and Matthew Ruane bode well for the Green and Red next year.

    Horan alluded to tired legs from the Donegal match a week previous, but admitted that Dublin were full value for their win.

  • Mayo GAA players are among those urging the public to pull together  in tackling Covid-19.

    Aidan O'Shea took to Twitter asking people to heed the advice of the experts to flatten the curve.

    In a video, he added Covid-19 is here. The next 7 days are critical, It's key to listen to our experts such as Dr Tony Holohan and follow the guidelines set down by the HSE including staying at home and washing hands thoroughly, as well as avoiding social interactions that are not necessary.

    Aidan O'Shea is urging people to think of the vulnerable in society, such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, and said "let's come together and flatten the curve - it's in our hands".

    Mayo star Tom Parsons also took to Twitter adding "We need to protect ourselves- please stop hugging and shaking hands. We all know that big nights in and big nights out are cancelled for now. Please no solo runs - let's show as a nation how we care for each other".


  • Mayo GAA Coaching & Games have announced the third in their series of webinars to aid in the development of youth players and coaches.

    The third webinar is with Tom Parsons and the topic is exploring mental resiliency in sport and life.

    It will take place on Monday February 15th @ 4pm.

    Registration is essential as a link for each webinar will be emailed out a few hours beforehand.


  • The Mayo Senior squad for 2019 commenced training for the first time last week with sessions taking place in both Mayo & Dublin with players from Senior, Intermediate & Junior clubs all involved.

    Four players have had recent surgeries and are all making great progress.

    Tom Parsons, Cian Hanley and Fionn McDonagh have all had knee surgery while Ryan O’Donoghue underwent surgery on his ankle.

    All four are expected back onto the field of play over the coming months.

  • Mayo's Tom Parsons has today confirmed his retirement from Inter-county football.

    He made the first of his 84 senior appearances in the national football league against Derry in 2008, and his championship debut four months later against Sligo.

    Tom played his 36th and final championship game against Tipperary last month in Croke Park.

    He broke into the senior squad while still an U21 player in 2008 and went on to enjoy a stellar career with Mayo.

    Over the course of his senior career, he won three Connacht titles, one national football league and received two All-Star nominations.

    At U21 level he claimed three Connacht titles in 2007, 2008 and as captain in 2009.

    Tom also represented his country in the 2008 International rules series.

    He also claimed club honours with his club Charlestown Sarsfields, winning both Mayo senior and intermediate county titles, along with a Connacht club title in 2012.

    In a statement, Tom Parsons says " Today, it’s time to say good-bye and announce my retirement from Mayo football. Since 2008, it has been a privilege to play for Mayo and our amazing Gaelic games. It has been a journey that has filled my life with joy, passion, some-heartache, resilience and meaning. An experience that I’ll cherish forever.

     To teammates past & present, it’s been an honour to battle alongside you, your never give-in attitude for our county and the game is infectious – all I can say is Respect. To the GAA community, county boards, coaches, management and backroom teams, thank you for every ounce of support and encouragement along the way, you give so much for the development of others, that’s is what life is all about.

     I’ll be forever grateful to my club Charlestown Sarsfields’, who inspired & helped me grow as a player from grassroots to the current day and to the GPA for their continued support on and off the pitch. Thanks to my amazing company Jacobs for the support and flexibility to help me play the game I love.

     To Mum, Dad and family you left no stone unturned to support me on the journey, thank you so much for the constant voice of encouragement in football and in life.

     Finally, to my wife Carol, for all the support, guidance and care in the best and toughest of times, thank you for sharing in my dream to play for Mayo. Our beautiful boy and I are blessed to have you in our lives.

     To the resilient people of Mayo, I can still hear your voices ringing in my ears from the stands of McHale Park to Croker, you are what make our games special. It’s been an absolute honour to represent you.

     Maigh Eo Abu

  • The Mayo senior football panel could be without midfielder Tom Parsons for the rest of the season, after being stretchered off the pitch yesterday during their Connacht Senior Football championship clash with Galway.

    Mayo GAA’s PRO Paul Cunnane told Midwest Sport today that they believe Tom Parsons suffered a dislocated knee, but they have no further update yet.

    the midfielder's injury will be assessed in the coming days, and they should know later in the week how long he’ll be out for.

    A Johnny Heaney goal handed Galway a 1-12 to 12 point victory over Mayo at McHale Park yesterday.

  • Mayo’s Tom Parsons has replaced Seamus Hickey as the new chairman of the Gaelic Players Association (GPA).

    The Charlestown man was ratified by the official players body’s national executive committee last week, and he takes over from former Limerick hurler Hickey who steps down after five years in the role.

    Parsons’ previous position as GPA secretary is taken up by Wexford hurling joint-captain Matthew O’Hanlon. The GPA also announced former DCU President Professor Brian MacCraith is the new chairman of the organisation’s board of directors.

  • Mayo footballer Tom Parsons has been detailing his road to recovery.

    The Charlestown man suffered an horrific knee injury against Galway in 2018 and was told he would never run again, but he beat the odds.

    Parsons has spoken about the importance of a support network.

  • Mayo footballer Tom Parsons is encouraging people who may be struggling with their mental health to ‘reach out, speak up, and talk to somebody’.

    The well-known midfielder was speaking at the launch of a new pocket-sized information card that has been produced by Mindspace Mayo in association with Mayo GAA, its charity partners, that aims to try and help improve people’s mental health and wellbeing.

    The card will be distributed to GAA club members in the county over the coming weeks.

    This information campaign coincides with World Mental Health Day next Saturday, October 10th, a day for people to take some time to learn more about their mental health and wellbeing, and the services in the community that can better support them in this regard.

  • Mayo's Tom Parsons has vowed to come back from the serious knee injury he suffered during his side's Connacht SFC quarter-final defeat to Galway on Sunday.

    The midfielder was stretchered off in the second-half following a serious injury.

    The Charlestown man has today tweeted to thank fans for their support. 

    "Teammates, Opponents, Supporters, and all you GAA people,"

    "THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for all the Messages of support and Best Wishes at a rough time.

    "My Comeback will be Stronger than my Setback."

    After the game Mayo boss Stephen Rochford revealed to Midwest Sport that Parsons had dislocated his knee, but added that he was unsure as to the extent of the injury.

  • Mayo star Tom Parsons underwent surgery on his knee on Saturday following the serious injury he sustained during his side's Connacht SFC quarter-final defeat to Galway at MacHale Park.

    The midfielder was stretchered off in the second-half, where he suffered a dislocated knee and also bad ligament damage in the clash.

    Parsons was told he suffered one of the most rare injuries in sport.

    His first operation was on his ligaments and he will have to undergo further surgeries in the future.