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Mayo flag AIF 2013

The decision’s been made. As I noted the other day there were valid arguments on both sides of the debate on what to do about the planned round of club matches for this coming weekend. But now the decision to call off the bulk of the games has been made and it’s time to move […]

Postpone next weekend’s club matches

Mayo team AISF 2016

Photo: A debate has begun to bubble up – here and elsewhere – about the planned round of club championship matches fixed for this coming weekend. There are valid arguments to be advanced on both sides of this debate – and I have sympathy with both – so I think it might be helpful […]

Andy Moran our MOTM from yesterday


Photo: I’m closing this one a bit early, I know, but we’re two hours ahead here in our Ionian idyll so time is pushing on and I’ve another post to stick up after this (with plenty of beer coursing through the veins and all but sure that’s just lubrication). In any event, the people […]

Want to win All-Ireland final tickets?

Huddle AISF

Photo: Sportsfile/Piaras O Midheach We’re back in the final, people – that was the first thought that hit my cranium when I came to this morning and it’s one that’s still there now. Four weeks of build-up, then the biggest hurdle of all for the lads to clear in the decider, with immortality the prize on […]

Mayo News football podcast: we’re in the final

Mayo News football podcast

We’re back in the All-Ireland final and Rob Murphy is already well tuned in because the Mayo News post-match podcast on yesterday’s semi-final win over Tipperary is now live. Rob did mention to me that he might dial me in after the game yesterday but wisely thought the better of it. Instead he’s got far […]

Mayo 2-13 Tipperary 0-14: Tipp topped and we’re back in the final

ipad and pint

Job done. It wasn’t the perfect performance, we did far less than shoot the lights out but, that nervy opening quarter aside when Tipperary opened a three-point gap on us, we never really looked like losing today’s All-Ireland semi-final. We were full value for our five-point win and we’re now back in the big one […]

Game day: get the job done

Mayo flag at Croke Park

Morning has broken – and another perfect summer’s one it is over here – on a day where, for the sixth successive year, the county team takes the field aiming for a place in the All-Ireland football final. The last two years the game’s two biggest powers barred our path to the September decider but […]

We’ve come a long way to Tipperary

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We’re in an all too familiar but happy sight as we set up for our sixth consecutive All-Ireland semi-final game in Croke Park. You would think that we couldn’t have asked for easier opposition to have in the final four but they frighten the hell out of me even more than if we were meeting Kerry […]

Team named for Sunday

Mayo team v Tyrone

There I was about to pack away the laptop and hit the water but I see we’ve just named our team for Sunday. Here it is: Mayo (All-Ireland SFC semi-final v Tipperary, 21/8/2016): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Kevin Keane (Westport), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Paddy Durcan (Castlebar […]

Mayo News football podcast extra: Tipp build-up

Mayo News football podcast

As I mentioned the other day, the big occasion that is Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final against Tipperary means that there’s a second Mayo News football podcast this week and it’s out now. I hauled myself out of the pool to chat with Rob on this one (in the process revealing exclusively where my sun-kissed derrière is currently […]