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Team to face Sligo named

We’ve just announced details of our first starting line-up in this year’s championship. Here’s the team we’ve named to face Sligo at MacHale Park on Sunday (throw-in 2pm): Mayo (Connacht SFC quarter-final v Sligo, 21/5/2017): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Chris Barrett (Belmullet), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Colm Boyle (Davitts), Lee Keegan (Westport), Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels); Seamus O’Shea […]

Mayo News football podcast: 2017 championship preview

Summer’s back! It certainly felt like that down at the Connacht GAA HQ in Bekan last week where the 2017 Connacht championship was launched and where host Rob Murphy and I, along with a cast of veritable luminaries, recorded the first Mayo News football podcast of the summer. Photo: @Mayonnewssport We’re certainly starting the summer campaign on the podcast with […]

Juniors in action this Friday

It’s championship season – which the weather of late confirms, even if the absence of any action suggests otherwise – and while we count down the days to our opening Connacht championship fixture the weekend after next, there’s some more immediate action to consider. This comes in the form of a Connacht JFC semi-final against Sligo, which is fixed for […]

Second half surge sees Sligo home

Photo: RTÉ They were made to battle, by the sounds of it, but in the end Sligo had enough guile and experience to see off New York in the traditional opening fixture in the Connacht championship in wet conditions over at Gaelic Park, New York. The Magpies won this evening’s (this afternoon’s, if you’re over there) Connacht championship preliminary round match […]

Championship launched but little action in prospect

Photo: GAA/Sportsfile (Ramsey Cardy) The formulaic media set-piece that is the launch of the championship took place yesterday. Players, including Aidan O’Shea, were rolled out to provide material for copy for the hacks in attendance, there were plenty of photos and, in this regard, there was some coloured smoke deployed to jolly along the visual side of things. But, this […]