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Penalty shootout in Leitrim – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E1

The New Year started in dramatic fashion at Carrick-on-Shannon yesterday for Mayo’s footballers. In what was the county’s first senior inter-county match in over six months, where James Horan took charge of his first game since returning to the position of Mayo manager, there was drama aplenty at Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada. This was capped off by a first-ever soccer-style […]

Team named for Sunday

There I was earlier on saying that naming teams in advance wasn’t really the done thing for the FBD. Well, James Horan and his selectors clearly had other ideas – as is their prerogative – and have decided to release details of the starting fifteen for Sunday’s FBD opener against Leitrim at Carrick-on-Shannon (throw-in 1.30pm). Here’s the team that’s been […]

That Friday feeling

Photo: RTÉ It’s Friday afternoon, the weekend is upon us and the hours are now ticking down rapidly to Sunday afternoon at MacHale Park and all that. Part of me holds firmly to the view that a clash of such importance so early in the year is utterly bonkers but, then again, that pretty much sums up the current creaking […]

May day

It’s a new month, some would say it’s a new season but it’s still cold and it’s still wet, though an upturn of sorts is expected in the weather by the weekend. Up here, Griffith Avenue has begun to show off its summer foliage (the pic above, by the way, shows the newly-appeared horse chestnut leaves on the avenue by […]

Return of the match reports

Photo: MichaelMaye.com Last day for me over here, I’m travelling back overnight tonight but before then it’s time for a quick gallop through the first batch of match reports and related coverage of this year. As it’s the FBD some of these are round-up pieces, which also include the Roscommon/Sligo match that was also played last night. Anyway, here they […]