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Two changes in team named to face Rossies

Image: @ONeills1918 We’ve just named our starting fifteen to face Roscommon under the lights at MacHale Park tomorrow evening (throw-in 7pm). Here’s the line-up we’ve announced: Mayo (NFL Division One v Roscommon, 25/2/2017): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Donie Newcombe (Castlebar Mitchels), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis), Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels); Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), Colm Boyle (Davitts), David Drake (Ballaghaderreen); Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe), […]

A few thoughts on Alan Freeman’s departure

Photo: Elverysblog.com When I was composing that post yesterday morning about comings and goings on the panel I’d already heard that Alan Freeman had left. The word wasn’t, however, out then but it was soon after, with the Mayo News (here) breaking the story yesterday evening and there’s further coverage on it this morning – Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, RTÉ. […]

Ins and outs

Photo: MichaelMaye.com As has already been mentioned in the comments, five players who were involved in the county senior panel at the start of the year have, in the vernacular, been released back to their clubs. The Mayo News (paper and digital editions) reports today that Cathal Carolan (Crossmolina), David Kenny (Aghamore), Cian Costello and James Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels) as well […]

Monday match reports

Photo: MichaelMaye.com Sitting here with the Mayo News football podcast playing in the background, picking through the reports on our heartwarming win on Saturday night over Kerry – yes, there are worse ways to start the week. Here’s your Monday morning match report collection. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Tralee Today. Nationals: Irish Examiner, Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Sun. Others: GAA, RTÉ, […]

Mayo News football podcast: Kerry toppled in Tralee

The latest edition of the Mayo News football podcast is now available, this one covering Saturday evening’s great win over Kerry down in Tralee. Host Rob Murphy and I were on the terrace together at Austin Stack Park and it’s from there that most of this week’s podcast was recorded. We do our in-match chat (where, as you can imagine, […]