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Clare clash confirmed for 5pm on Saturday

Photo: The GAA have now confirmed fixture details for our Round 3A qualifier meeting with Clare. The match will take place at Cusack Park in Ennis next Saturday (8th July) and throw-in has been set for 5pm that evening. As most of you know, Cusack Park is a small enough ground, with capacity no higher than 15,000. Tickets for […]

Mayo News football podcast extra – Derry scene set

Another big championship match involving the county tomorrow and so this definitely calls for a Mayo News football podcast bonus episode. In this one, host Rob Murphy and I help to set the scene for tomorrow’s crunch qualifier tie against Derry while Billy Joe Padden provides his thoughts on how Mayo might line out and what they need to do to […]

Mayo News football podcast – goalies and their parabolas

Monday lunchtime before (or, indeed, after) a big championship match involving us: that can mean only one thing. Yes, folks, it’s Mayo News football podcast time once again and this edition drills into a number of issues relating to Saturday’s do-or-die Round 2A qualifier clash with Derry. A tactical switch sees me sit this one out but host Rob Murphy […]

Saturday our sole focus now

The Gaelic football world is, understandably, all agog today at the brouhaha yesterday following Dublin’s evisceration of Westmeath in the kick-about formerly known as the Leinster football championship. Jim Gavin’s post-match outburst was hilarious at several levels – in particular the brazenly hypocritical one, given the filthy personal campaign that Dublin GAA proxies waged against Lee Keegan ahead of the […]

Mayo News football podcast – tribes and tribulations

It’s Mayo News football podcast time again and this episode is another bumper one, all recorded at the Connacht championship semi-final between Galway and Mayo at Pearse Stadium yesterday afternoon. Host Rob Murphy and I take you through the game as it unfolds and Ger Flanagan of the Mayo News has post-game interviews with Stephen Rochford and Galway’s centre-back Gary […]

Monday match reports

Lookit, I want to drop these on your lap as much as you want to read them but it’s part of the Monday morning routine after a game. Here goes, then, in relation to the coverage on yesterday’s one-point loss to Galway at Salthill. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph (match report, primer on qualifier route now facing us). Nationals: Irish […]