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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 […]

The West’s awake

Photo: Irish Mirror (Inpho) This summer is turning out to be an interesting one for counties in Connacht. For only the second time ever since the current championship dispensation came into being in 2001, the province has three teams in the last eight. This year will also be the second time since then that a team from the province is […]

Reviewing the Rossies

Photo: Irish Times No Monday morning theatrics were required this time to learn our next opponents in what, by any measure, has become a rather amazing championship campaign for us. No sooner than had our collective heart rates begun to stabilise on Saturday evening but it was already apparent that Galway were in the process of whipping Donegal. That outcome […]

Rossies’ rout means it’s Cork next for us

Photo: Irish Times (Bryan Keane/Inpho) After the bright summer sunshine at Cusack Park in Ennis yesterday it was rain and wind at Pearse Stadium today. I doubt that bothered the Roscommon faithful much as Kevin McStay’s charges pulled off a glorious ambush, spectacularly bursting Galway’s self-regarding balloon to seal their first Connacht title since 2010. Well done to them. By […]

Mayo News football podcast – tribes and tribulations

It’s Mayo News football podcast time again and this episode is another bumper one, all recorded at the Connacht championship semi-final between Galway and Mayo at Pearse Stadium yesterday afternoon. Host Rob Murphy and I take you through the game as it unfolds and Ger Flanagan of the Mayo News has post-game interviews with Stephen Rochford and Galway’s centre-back Gary […]

Monday match reports

Lookit, I want to drop these on your lap as much as you want to read them but it’s part of the Monday morning routine after a game. Here goes, then, in relation to the coverage on yesterday’s one-point loss to Galway at Salthill. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph (match report, primer on qualifier route now facing us). Nationals: Irish […]

Galway 0-15 Mayo 1-11: self-destruction in Salthill

For this hugely experienced team of ours to lose one Connacht championship match to Galway might be regarded as unfortunate but to lose two in succession has to be viewed as downright careless. We allowed them to mug us in MacHale Park a year ago and today at Pearse Stadium it was primarily our own failings that saw them record […]