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Looking ahead to the ladies final

  Image: @Ladies Football The ‘We Go Again’ rallying call is pretty apt this week because, just seven days after our agonising loss to Dublin in the All-Ireland final, there’s another All-Ireland against the same opposition set to be played at Croke Park. The LGFA SFC All-Ireland final between Mayo and Dublin throws in at Croke Park on Sunday at […]

Mayo News football podcast – two weeks out

The countdown to the big day on Sunday week is gathering pace and so it’s time for another edition of the Mayo News football podcast. The first of our All-Ireland final build-up shows is a busy one. Host Rob Murphy and I set the scene for our trip over to London for our podcast event in the Oxford Arms in […]

Ladies dethrone the champions

Photo: @ColmGannon The Mayo ladies took the field in their LGFA Senior All-Ireland semi-final against Cork at Breffni Park this afternoon as rank outsiders.  They produced a stunning performance at the Cavan venue, however, to dethrone the long-standing champions and set up an All-Ireland final meeting with Dublin in three weeks time. The ladies won in the finish by two […]

Ladies seal semi-final place

Photo: @ohfadabee I should, I know, have mentioned the county’s ladies football team before now this week but, as is so often the case, their big match got overlooked. Apologies, ladies, but also congrats on your fantastic win over Donegal in this afternoon’s All-Ireland quarter-final at Cusack Park in Mullingar. Like the lads, the ladies were forced to take the […]

U21s gunned down by Galway

Photo: @mayonewssport The county’s reign as Connacht and All-Ireland U21 football champions is over, following this evening’s 2-13 to 1-10 defeat to Galway at Tuam in the Connacht semi-final. By all accounts, the young Tribesmen were full value for their victory and were well on top all evening. They weren’t, however, able to translate this dominance fully onto the scoreboard […]

The coming weekend’s action

I’ve just done a quick scan of all the matches involving the county this coming weekend and it’s a bit of a list. It’s worth, then, providing an overview of what’s on so you can check the diary and see which ones you might be able to make. First up is the double-header at Tuam Stadium on Saturday. The curtain-raiser there […]

Monaghan team named

Monaghan last night named their team – their match-day 26, to be exact – for tomorrow evening’s League opener against us at MacHale Park (throw-in 7pm). Here are the details: Monaghan (NFL Division One v Mayo, 4/2/2017): Rory Beggan (An Bhoth); Fintan Kelly (Cluain Eois), Drew Wylie (Béal Atha Beithe), Ryan Wylie (Béal Atha Beithe); Colin Walshe (Dubhamlacht), Neil McAdam […]

Wonderful Westport win it in extra-time

Photo: @AIB_GAA Marketing campaigns, by their nature, tend towards vacuous twaddle but the one about the club championships being the toughest is more accurate than most. This was illustrated down at Cusack Park, Ennis, this afternoon when unfancied Westport slugged it out in the rain with Kenmare, eventually winning their All-Ireland IFC club semi-final after extra-time by 1-10 to 0-11. […]