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Mayo 0-12 Galway 1-12: indiscipline kills us again

  Last year we came away from Salthill having failed to overcome the handicap of playing much of the match against Galway with fourteen men. Today at MacHale Park we fell right into the same trap and we ultimately paid the same heavy price. Up until Diarmuid O’Connor’s first half dismissal we’d been doing okay. Galway, as expected, had thrown […]

Game day – big performance needed to deal with big challenge that awaits

Here we are. After months of waiting, the long-anticipated, high-octane start to this year’s Connacht championship is at last upon us. Later on today at MacHale Park in Castlebar our lads take the field against Galway. The match throws in at 4pm, Cork’s Conor Lane is the ref and the place will be heaving. It’s worth bearing in mind that […]

The day before

It’s nearly upon us. The start of yet another championship campaign and all that’s currently unknowable about it set to be revealed, episode by episode, for as long as we’re involved in it. It’s the same every summer but in recent years we’ve become accustomed to our county being one of the central characters in the championship’s main plot-line, in […]

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 […]

Stephen speaks about Sunday

Photo: Sky Sports/Sportsfile Today seems to be Stephen Rochford day in the media. Ahead of Sunday’s seismic showdown with the neighbours, Stephen is featured in several places today. Take your pick from this lot – Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Irish Sun, Irish Mirror, Irish Independent, RTÉ, Sky Sports. These pieces were all culled from the Connacht championship launch last week, […]

Mayo News football podcast 2018 – Galway preview

We’re less than a week out now from Mayo’s much-anticipated Connacht championship opener against Galway. It’s a hugely important championship start for both counties and a match that’s been firmly pencilled into everyone’s diaries for several months. In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast, we preview the match in detail. Host Rob Murphy, Mike Finnerty and I are […]

Mayo News football podcast 2018 – Connacht championship launch

We’re into May and the start of the summer’s action is now only days away. The 2018 Connacht championship was officially launched earlier this week and Mike Finnerty was there for the Mayo News football podcast with his mic and his recorder to get the views of a number of those who’ll have an active say in how this year’s […]