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Mayo News football podcast 2018 – Tipperary review

Mayo’s wanderings through the qualifiers over the last few summers have given the county’s loyal followers plenty of memorable days out. Yesterday at Semple Stadium in Thurles, in sizzling hot and sunny conditions, was another one to add to the list, as well as another back door game that had supporters’ nerves jangling before that blistering late spell saw us […]

Sunday match reports

Photo: MichaelMaye.com I want to head out and grab a bit of this glorious sunshine but best get the coverage on yesterday’s rip-roaring qualifier out of the way first. Okay, here goes: Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph, Tipperary Star, Nationalist, Tipp FM (includes post-match audio with Michael Quinlivan). Nationals: Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Irish Independent, Evening Echo, Irish Mirror (live blog, […]

Tipperary 1-11 Mayo 1-19: second half surge seals it

Say what you want about the qualifiers but they give us days out to remember. Today was another one which, now that we’ve won it, we can savour but, like so many back door contests we’ve been involved in, the enjoyment only came after a period of stress – which lasted a good fifty minutes of today’s game – during […]

Team to face Tipp named

We’ve named our team to play Tipperary in tomorrow evening’s Round 2 qualifier at Semple Stadium (throw-in 5pm). Here it is: Mayo (All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers Round 2 v Tipperary, 23/6/2018): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Chris Barrett (Belmullet), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Colm Boyle (Davitts), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels); Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy), Lee Keegan (Westport); […]

Tipp top tips

Photo: Tipperary Star We’re inching ever closer to game day but, still hiding out in the long grass, we have to make our own amusement. There’s a bit in the media about the match against Tipp – which I’ll get to shortly – but not a whole pile. After all, the papers have far more pertinent stuff to be talking […]