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 2-13 Tipperary 0-14: Tipp topped and we’re back in the final

Job done. It wasn’t the perfect performance, we did far less than shoot the lights out but, that nervy opening quarter aside when Tipperary opened a three-point gap on us, we never really looked like losing today’s All-Ireland semi-final. We were full value for our five-point win and we’re now back in the big one […]

Game day: get the job done

Morning has broken – and another perfect summer’s one it is over here – on a day where, for the sixth successive year, the county team takes the field aiming for a place in the All-Ireland football final. The last two years the game’s two biggest powers barred our path to the September decider but […]

We’ve come a long way to Tipperary

We’re in an all too familiar but happy sight as we set up for our sixth consecutive All-Ireland semi-final game in Croke Park. You would think that we couldn’t have asked for easier opposition to have in the final four but they frighten the hell out of me even more than if we were meeting Kerry […]

Team named for Sunday

There I was about to pack away the laptop and hit the water but I see we’ve just named our team for Sunday. Here it is: Mayo (All-Ireland SFC semi-final v Tipperary, 21/8/2016): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Kevin Keane (Westport), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Paddy Durcan (Castlebar […]

Mayo News football podcast extra: Tipp build-up

As I mentioned the other day, the big occasion that is Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final against Tipperary means that there’s a second Mayo News football podcast this week and it’s out now. I hauled myself out of the pool to chat with Rob on this one (in the process revealing exclusively where my sun-kissed derrière is currently […]

Far and near

So it’s Thursday and the time is ticking remorselessly on towards the county’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final meeting with Tipperary on Sunday at Croke Park (throw-in 3.30pm). It’ll be our sixth semi-final appearance in a row while Tipp will be experiencing the rarified atmosphere of being in the last four for the first time in the […]

Who’d have thought it, eh?

Here we are now, all the lads and ladies! Cast your mind back to June: who would have thought that the lads would come through three rounds of qualifiers and beat the reigning Ulster champions? Or, indeed, that the ladies would reap revenge on Galway to gain supremacy in Connacht once more before galloping their […]

Mayo News football podcast: Tipp preview

The latest Mayo News football podcast is now up and available to listen to and as you’d expect it’s focused on our upcoming All-Ireland SFC semi-final against Tipperary this coming Sunday at Croke Park (throw-in 3.30pm). In this edition, host Rob Murphy is joined by ladies football legend Cora Staunton and also by Brian Maloney, […]