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Roscommon review – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E4

The wind blew with considerable venom across MacHale Park yesterday evening, where sheets of driving rain and a biting cold added to difficult playing conditions. It wasn’t a night for fancy football, with the imperative being to claim the two League points on offer. Mayo prevailed in the end by the narrowest of margins, giving James Horan just the start […]

Sunday match reports

Thawed out yet? Brain frozen so in need of a quick reminder about what happened at MacHale Park last night? If so you’ve come to the right place – here’s the usual post-match collection of links to the coverage that’s online. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph, Shannonside. Nationals: Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Irish Sun. Others: GAA, RTÉ (match […]

Mayo 1-8 Roscommon 1-7: narrow win in near-gale conditions

Coming into tonight’s League opener the bottom line for us was to get a win. Champagne football could wait, slick, well-worked movements could be kept in store for another day. A win, any old win, would do and that was what we eventually got tonight at MacHale Park. It’s impossible to overstate just how difficult the conditions were at Castlebar […]

Game day – positive start would be great

So, after a break of almost seven months, this evening we’re finally back in action. The James Horan Mk II era faces its first competitive test tonight at MacHale Park where Roscommon provide the opposition in the opening round of the National Football League Division One. Throw-in is set for 7pm. The start of the action every year is eagerly […]

Bits and pieces ahead of tomorrow

It’s the day before our opening League match of the year so time to point you towards a few bits and pieces relating to the game and let you know what to expect here on the blog and the podcast and all that. First off, Mayo County Council have issued a safety message (here), which is mainly about parking on […]

Team named to face Roscommon

Okay, this has caught me a bit on the hop but we’ve just named our team for Saturday night’s NFL Division One first round meeting with Roscommon at MacHale Park (throw-in 7pm). Here’s the team, captained by Paddy Durcan, that we’ve named: Mayo (NFL Division One v Roscommon, 26/1/2019): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Eoin O’Donoghue (Belmullet), Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Keith Higgins […]

League preview – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E3

After months of waiting for the return of competitive action at inter-county level, the 2019 National Football League is set to get underway this coming weekend. Mayo have enjoyed an unbroken spell lasting two decades in the League’s top flight and this coming Saturday evening under the MacHale Park lights the county opens its 2019 Division One campaign against newly-promoted […]

Thoughts turning to Saturday’s League opener

January’s not yet over and there could well be snow on the way later on this evening but Gaelic football’s 2019 pre-season is already behind us, along with the rather hastily-abandoned handpass curtailment rule. This coming Saturday evening the real stuff begins once again. For us it’s been a long wait. Ejected from the championship before June had ended last […]

Rossies sound warning ahead of Saturday evening

The prevailing narrative for some time has been that our 2019 League Division One campaign starts with a nice, handy opening fixture. Roscommon’s impressive five-point win over a strong Galway line-up in this afternoon’s FBD League final, however, sounds a timely warning about our taking next Saturday evening’s match for granted. Reports on Roscommon’s 0-13 to 1-5 over Galway in […]