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Podcast hitting the pause button

It’s been a hectic two months since we launched the club championship series on the Mayo News football podcast. Now, with the McDonnell, Sweeney and Moclair Cups all safely ensconced in their winter lodgings, we’ve a bit of time to catch our collective breath. The plan at the outset for the podcast club series was to take listeners through the […]

Mayo News football podcast 2018 – club finals review

The Senior and Intermediate club football championships came to a conclusion under the lights at MacHale Park on Saturday night. The Sweeney and Moclair Cups double-header drew a big attendance to the Castlebar venue and the Mayo News football podcast was there too to take you into the heart of the action. In Rob Murphy’s absence, I stepped into the […]

Ballintubber and Belmullet land the silverware

A crowd of around 8,000 turned up at MacHale Park this evening to see the Senior and Intermediate club football finals, which were played out in incredibly mild late October weather under the lights in Castlebar. When the dust had settled on the two deciders it was the players and supporters of Belmullet and Ballintubber who went off into the […]

Cracking club finals in prospect tomorrow night

MacHale Park is the destination tomorrow evening, with the Sweeney and Moclair Cups the prizes on offer as this year’s Intermediate and Senior club football championships come to a conclusion. A cracking night of football is in prospect under the lights in Castlebar then. It’s been a while since either Belmullet or Burrishoole got their hands on a county title. […]

Mayo News football podcast 2018 – club finals preview

On Saturday night at MacHale Park this year’s Senior and Intermediate club football titles will both be up for grabs. At Intermediate level Belmullet and Burrishoole will be battling it out for the Sweeney Cup after which neighbours Ballintubber and Breaffy will take the field for the Senior decider, with the Moclair Cup the prize on offer. In this episode […]

Mayo News football podcast 2018 – James Horan special

The Greenway Café at Lough Lannagh Village in Castlebar, right beside where the planned Mayo GAA Centre of Excellence will be located, was the venue last night for a media event with the recently appointed Mayo manager James Horan. The Mayo News football podcast was there and an in-depth discussion with the new manager forms the centrepiece of this bonus […]

A few thoughts on the draw

Photo: RTÉ So the draw’s been made for next year’s provincial championships, giving us a bit of clarity about the shape of early summer for us next year. Not a bad shape either, you’d have to say. It’s not an ultra-easy draw for us or anything. For the sixth year in a row we’ve been handed the task of beating […]

Mayo News football podcast 2018 – club championship semi-finals

The weekend just gone featured a hectic two days of club championship action within the county at both Senior and Intermediate levels. So hectic in fact that the Mayo News football podcast set up its temporary HQ for the weekend high up in the stand at MacHale Park to catch the best of the action in the SFC and IFC […]

Mayo News football podcast 2018 – James Horan returns

After weeks of uncertainty about who would be guiding the fortunes of Mayo’s footballers next year, James Horan’s return to the managerial hot seat was confirmed at last week’s County Board meeting. In this bonus episode of the Mayo News football podcast we focus on the Ballintubber man’s reappointment to the position he held with such distinction between 2011 and […]