Game day: time to claim the greatness that awaits

Photo: Declan Drummond It’s finally come – the biggest show in town is on this afternoon down the road from here at Croke Park and once again we’re set to be in the thick of it. It’s All-Ireland final day and there’s a final there for us to win. The lead-in to today’s decider has taken […]

The Dublin dossier

Photo: Going the qualifier route has thrown up all manner of new experiences and new routines. For me, one of them has been to do a post on each of our upcoming opponents in the championship ever since our unexpected Connacht semi-final loss to Galway back in June. At the start this was just […]

It’s Dublin

So now we know. It’s the Leinster and defending All-Ireland champions Dublin we’ll be up against in this year’s Sam Maguire decider in three weeks time. In the lead-up to today’s semi-final I couldn’t make my mind up as to which of the two I’d prefer it to be. The match was a bit like that […]

Heartbreaking last-gasp loss for ladies

Photo: @RTEgaa Bloody hell but sport sure can be cruel at times. After a nightmare start in this evening’s LGFA All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin, the Mayo ladies fought back bravely in the second half to tie the game up. With the seconds ticking down to the hooter they had a few chances to snatch the […]

Best of luck to the ladies this evening

Image: @Mayo_LGFA The lads are already safely through to this year’s All-Ireland final and the ladies are this evening bidding to do the same. They take on Dublin in this evening’s LGFA All-Ireland semi-final at Breffni Park, Cavan,where throw-in is set for 6.30pm. The Dubs, beaten finalists for the last two years, will be a […]

A repeat of 2003 please!

After an eight-year gap since their last appearance in the All-Ireland final, the Mayo ladies are one game away from familiarising themselves with Croke Park. The last time they were successful on this big stage was in 2003 and, in order to book their place in the final, they must overcome the same opposition whom […]

Poll: Dublin or Kerry?

This particular debate is already up and running, I know, but it’d be no harm to provide a numerical angle to the discussion. The game’s two heavyweights clash in the second of this year’s All-Ireland football semi-finals with this sell-out fixture down for decision at Croke Park on Sunday (throw-in 3.30pm). One of them will emerge […]

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?

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

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 […]