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Unchanged team named for replay

We’ve just named our team for tomorrow’s All-Ireland final replay against Dublin at Croke Park (throw-in 5pm). As expected, we’ve named the same team that started in the drawn encounter two weeks ago and here it is: Mayo (All-Ireland SFC final replay v Dublin 1/10/2016): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Lee Keegan […]

Nearly there for the rematch

Photo: @louisemchugh With all the brouhaha that’s been going on about the Leeroy and Diarmuid tango – which reached a delicious apotheosis yesterday with #ThingsLeeDid – you’d be forgiven for losing focus on the match itself. We can’t afford to do so, though, as it’s coming close now, very close in fact, with throw-in at 5pm the day after tomorrow. Dublin […]

Mayo News football podcast: replay preview

It’s Mayo News football podcast time again and this one is the first of a two-part series setting the scene ahead of Saturday evening’s All-Ireland final replay. In this edition, Rob Murphy previews Saturday’s rematch with Seán Rice and Edwin McGreal of the Mayo News and I have some chat with Rob as well about the media coverage surrounding the […]

Dub campaign to smear Lee gathers pace

Photo: Irish Independent Another day, another article in the Dublin-centric “national” media quoting a former Dublin player alleging that a current Dublin player, Diarmuid Connolly, was targeted unfairly by one of our players. Yes, folks, it’s the latest round in the smear-Lee-Keegan campaign and you can read it in the Irish Independent here. Clarke’s critique is wrapped in honeyed words […]

This long, long championship season

The flowers in the photo above are, I gather, known as Michaelmas daisies (Aster amellus), and they bloom every September at the bottom of our garden.  I always consider it a good year for us football-wise if we’re still in it when they start to flower but this year they’re already beginning to wane and our championship season has yet to end. […]