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Penalty shootout in Leitrim – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E1

The New Year started in dramatic fashion at Carrick-on-Shannon yesterday for Mayo’s footballers. In what was the county’s first senior inter-county match in over six months, where James Horan took charge of his first game since returning to the position of Mayo manager, there was drama aplenty at Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada. This was capped off by a first-ever soccer-style […]

Mayo News football podcast 2018 – Christmas special

Chestnuts roasting by an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, Yuletide carols being sung by a choir … and the Mayo News football podcast playing on your iPhone. Co-hosts Rob Murphy and I get this end of year review episode of the podcast moving, by looking back on the year that’s ending and turning our thoughts towards 2019. […]

Mayo News football podcast 2018 – Club Stars preview

Everyone is counting down the days to Christmas at this stage and we’re also chalking off the days ahead of the annual Club Stars banquet. This event, hosted in conjunction with the Mayo News, O’Neills and AIB, takes place at the Knockranny House Hotel in Westport on 12th January and the Mayo News football podcast will be there on the […]

County Convention reports, U21B action and the return of the podcast

Photo: @MayoGAA The annual County Convention was on last weekend and I said then that I’d post details here of the Convention report and accounts once they’d been published. They now have so here they are (pdf) – Convention Report, Financial Accounts. Plenty to go through there over the Festive season. If paperwork doesn’t do it for you, though, you might […]

Cillian’s set to be out of action early in 2019

It was right at the start of James Horan’s first tenure as Mayo manager that a teenage Cillian O’Connor was first given his chance playing at senior level for the county. Eight years on, the Ballintubber man – who captained the county team during Stephen Rochford’s reign – is set to be sidelined for the beginning of James Horan’s second […]

Club Stars annual event on 8th December

The social highlight of the club season within the county is the annual Club Stars bash and the date has now been fixed for this year’s event. That date is Saturday, 8th December and the venue, as usual, will be Knockranny House Hotel in Westport.  This year’s Club Stars event is being produced in association with the Mayo News, AIB […]

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 […]