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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 offer. And Sam, of course. […]

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 for the third time in […]

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 Mitchels); Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy), Donal […]

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 planked) and there’s also some […]

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 modern era. It was all […]

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 way into a semi-final spot […]