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Mayo News football podcast 2018 – All-Ireland U20 final review

The third and final Mayo News football podcast of the season featuring the county’s U20s focuses on yesterday’s All-Ireland final defeat to Kildare. On a dramatic afternoon at Croke Park the lads were left with plenty to talk about. Host Rob Murphy is joined by Ger Flanagan and Edwin McGreal of the Mayo News to look back on the game. […]

U20s lose out in shootout

The final frontier proved to be a bridge too far for the county’s U20s today at Croke Park. In a highly entertaining and free-scoring decider it was a sharper and more clinical Kildare team that deservedly came out on top, winning the inaugural All-Ireland title at this level by 1-18 to 1-16. Congrats to them and commiserations to our lads, […]

Unchanged team named for U20 final

Both ourselves and Kildare today named their teams for the All-Ireland U20 final. The inaugural national decider at this level throws in at Croke Park on Sunday at 1.15pm where Fermanagh’s Niall Cullen is the ref. We’ve named the same team that lined out in the semi-final against Derry. The side will once again be captained by Ryan O’Donoghue and […]

Mayo News football podcast 2018 – All-Ireland Under 20 final preview

The Mayo Under 20s take the field at Croke Park on Sunday for their All-Ieland final meeting with Kildare, with throw-in set for 1.15pm. Michael Solan’s squad are underdogs but after their fearless and fervent performance in beating Derry in the semi-final they appear to be quietly confident of delivering another underage All-Ireland title for the county. In this final […]

Mayo News football podcast 2018 – Under 20s beat Derry

Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada was the place to be for Mayo football supporters last Saturday afternoon. Those who made it to Carrick-on-Shannon got to witness a pulsating All-Ireland U20 semi-final contest, in which Mayo’s young guns beat off a strong challenge from Derry to emerge the winners by three points. The Mayo News football podcast was there and in this […]

Sunday match reports

We haven’t gone away, you know, and neither have I. Not yet at any rate. I’m even starting the day this morning on Holy Ground, having yesterday – for only the second time since the blog’s inception – travelled out of the county for a match involving us and then back into it afterwards. I’m off out the door again […]

U20s dig deep to down Derry

By far the most annoying thing we’ve had to put up with – to my mind at least – since the seniors’ untimely exit from this year’s championship has been the way so many have queued up to express condolences about the apparent death of football in the county. While the seniors’ championship defeat was, for sure, a major setback […]

Team for U20 semi-final named

Photo: @Smart_lotto (Sportsfile/Piaras Ó Mídheach) We’ve named our team to play Derry in tomorrow’s All-Ireland U20 semi-final at Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon (throw-in 4pm). Here it is: Mayo (All-Ireland U20 semi-final v Derry, 14/7/2018): Patrick O’Malley  (Westport); Johnny Maughan (Castlebar Mitchels), Brian O’Malley (Westport), John Cunnane (Ballyhaunis); Paul Lambert (Westport), Cathal Horan (Kilmovee), Oisin McLaughlin (Westport); Evan O’Brien (Ballinrobe), […]

The plan for the next while

Over a week has now passed since our early exit from this year’s championship. In that time the world has moved on and so too has the championship. The line-up for the inaugural Super 8 All-Ireland quarter-final group series of matches has been completed and, alone amongst this year’s Division One counties, we’re not in there. How and why this […]