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Continue to expect the unexpected

Photo: MichaelMaye.com It’s another day closer to our All-Ireland quarter-final replay against Roscommon, a match that could, for this wonderful team of ours, prove to be a defining one. Or not. Sport, like much of life, tends to be analysed in terms of competing – often contradictory – narratives. The football championship, which goes on for several months but only […]

Readying for the replay

It’s midweek once more, Sunday’s dramatic draw with the Rossies disappearing from sight in the rearview mirror while up ahead Monday’s replay against the same opposition draws ever closer. As it does, the next instalment in what is already in so many respects an incredible championship campaign for the county is set to be unveiled. When Monday comes around, Roscommon’s […]

Lee Keegan our MOTM from yesterday’s game

Photo: RTÉ Right, this one was always going to be an open-and-shut case. Lee Keegan’s standout performance at Croke Park yesterday means that, by a proverbial country mile, he’s been voted our Man of the Match for the game against Roscommon. Lee’s dominant display yesterday was the epitome of a player at the top of his game, a performance that […]

Mayo News football podcast – not gone yet

Where do you even start? Mayo and Roscommon drew yesterday and must meet again on Bank Holiday Monday for a place in the All-Ireland semi-final. This week’s podcast, recorded in Croke Park during and after the game, attempts to make sense of yet another disjointed Mayo performance and a hugely impressive start and finish from Roscommon. On this show, host […]

Mayo 1-12 Roscommon 2-9: Western stalemate 

Just another championship day for us, wasn’t it? Ever since we decided to go all batshit loony tunes, this is the way it is with us. Another game we should have won but didn’t, another one we could easily have lost but didn’t either. No extra-time today, though, so the crazy caravan gets another outing, this time on August Bank […]

Team named to face Roscommon

Photo: @RMcB5Foundation We’ve named our team to play Roscommon in Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final at Croke Park (throw-in 4pm). Here it is: Mayo (All-Ireland SFC Quarter-Final v Roscommon, 30/7/2017): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Lee Keegan (Westport), Chris Barrett (Belmullet), Colm Boyle (Davitts); Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy), Tom Parsons (Charlestown Sarsfields); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Aidan […]

Mayo News football podcast extra – Roscommon preview

It’s a huge weekend up ahead in the championship, in particular for the three Connacht counties who’ll share the billing – along with Kerry – on Sunday. Another match means another Mayo News football podcast and this latest episode looks ahead to our showdown with Roscommon. Host Rob Murphy and I chat about the upcoming game and Rob then has a […]