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Dublin 1-17 Mayo 1-16: heartbreak ending yet again

So near and yet so far. For the third time in five years, we’ve come up short in a final against Dublin by a single, miserable point. Sport sure can be horribly, unforgivably cruel at times. We certainly know this more than most. You’ll understand, I’m sure, that I’m in no fit state right now to spend the time that […]

Dublin name their team

Photo: Elverys Dublin have finally named their team for tomorrow’s final. Like us, they’ve the same team that started last time out. Will it be the team that starts? Same as ourselves, we’ll have to wait until tomorrow afternoon to find out. Here’s the team they’ve named. Dublin (All-Ireland SFC final v Mayo, 17/9/2017): Stephen Cluxton (Parnells); Philly McMahon (Ballymun […]

Mayo News football podcast – final words

Step-by-step with all the matches we’ve played this year, the Mayo News football podcast has been a constant presence this year. Now with the All-Ireland final not much more than 24 hours away, it’s time for a final helping of pre-match chat and analysis. In this edition, host Rob Murphy and I chat about tomorrow’s D-Day for the county, before […]

Unchanged team named for final

Photo: @RMcB5Foundation We’ve named our starting fifteen for the final. Here it is. Mayo (All-Ireland SFC final v Dublin, 17/9/2017): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Lee Keegan (Westport), Chris Barrett (Belmullet), Colm Boyle (Davitts); Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy), Tom Parsons (Charlestown Sarsfields); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber); Jason Doherty (Burrishoole), […]

Waiting on the team announcement

It’s Friday morning and so tonight we’ll be naming our team for Sunday’s final. Not THE team, of course, but the one that’ll appear in the match programme and will dictate what shirt numbers the lads are wearing at Croke Park. I’m not sure about when Dublin will name their pick but I guess they could do so today as […]