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May day

It’s a new month, some would say it’s a new season but it’s still cold and it’s still wet, though an upturn of sorts is expected in the weather by the weekend. Up here, Griffith Avenue has begun to show off its summer foliage (the pic above, by the way, shows the newly-appeared horse chestnut leaves on the avenue by […]

Dublin find a way to win … again

There was a pivotal period in the second half of this afternoon’s less than enthralling National Football League Division One final when Dublin, shorn of several first team regulars and now reduced as well to fourteen men, looked extremely vulnerable and more than a bit rattled. The title was there to be won by Galway but they just couldn’t do […]

Monday match reports

Photo: MichaelMaye.com It’s like bloody Groundhog Day here – another Monday morning when I’m rushing out the door before too long but first have to sort a whole pile of match coverage about a game we lost. Punxsutawney Phil’s going to get it in the neck shortly if he’s not careful. Okay, then, here goes: Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph. Nationals: […]

Mayo News football podcast – Dublin defeat

On a freezing night in Castlebar there were precious few home comforts for Mayo last night when they took on Dublin at MacHale Park, with Stephen Rochford’s team falling to their third defeat in a row in this year’s league campaign. This latest loss plunges the county back into an all-too-familiar battle to avoid relegation, though with three matches still […]

Mayo 0-12 Dublin 2-10: misses prove costly as Dubs dominate again

Championship meetings between ourselves and Dublin in recent years have, without exception, been of the highest quality. League encounters between the two counties have, in contrast, been forgettable and, for us, depressingly familiar in how they’ve played out. Tonight’s four-point loss to Dublin under the lights at MacHale Park represents but the latest chapter in a long run of dispiriting […]

Four changes for tomorrow night

We’ve named our team to face Dublin at MacHale Park tomorrow night (throw-in 7pm). Here it is: Mayo (NFL Division One v Dublin 24/2/2018): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Caolan Crowe (Garrymore), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Eoin O’Donoghue (Belmullet); Colm Boyle (Davitts), Michael Hall (Breaffy), David Drake (Ballaghaderreen); Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), Jason Gibbons (Ballintubber); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber); […]