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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 […]

Connacht championship launched

Photo: Galway Bay FM I’m just back in the door from a day in the west, where, in sizzling Bekan, I attended the official launch of this year’s Connacht championship. The weather was absolutely glorious there today, perfect conditions to fire the starting gun for this year’s provincial championship west of the Shannon. Whether or not the provincial championships should […]

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 […]

Minors no match for Galway

Photo: @MayoGAA The county’s dismal championship record at underage in recent years continues unabated. In this afternoon’s Connacht MFC preliminary round tie at MacHale Park, Damien Gavin’s charges were no match at all for Galway. Trailing from within minutes of the throw-in, our lads ended up shipping a severe beating, losing in the end by 3-15 to 0-11. The writing was […]

Minor team to play Galway named

Photo: Joe.ie The county’s minor footballers have a do-or-die meeting at the weekend with Galway. Their preliminary round Connacht MFC championship fixture throws in at MacHale Park this coming Sunday (April 30th) at 2.30pm. It’s the final year that minor will be played as an U18 competition and our lads have been handed the toughest possible route through the province this […]

The rest of the weekend’s action

Photo: @officialgaa The main focus for us this weekend is, understandably, on MacHale Park tomorrow afternoon and the match that’ll determine our League status for next year. It’s not the only match on this weekend, though, and there were a few games of note that took place today. What better place to start than at Croke Park? It was at HQ […]