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Mayo News football podcast 2018 – Under 20s beat Derry

Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada was the place to be for Mayo football supporters last Saturday afternoon. Those who made it to Carrick-on-Shannon got to witness a pulsating All-Ireland U20 semi-final contest, in which Mayo’s young guns beat off a strong challenge from Derry to emerge the winners by three points. The Mayo News football podcast was there and in this […]

Sunday match reports

We haven’t gone away, you know, and neither have I. Not yet at any rate. I’m even starting the day this morning on Holy Ground, having yesterday – for only the second time since the blog’s inception – travelled out of the county for a match involving us and then back into it afterwards. I’m off out the door again […]

U20s dig deep to down Derry

By far the most annoying thing we’ve had to put up with – to my mind at least – since the seniors’ untimely exit from this year’s championship has been the way so many have queued up to express condolences about the apparent death of football in the county. While the seniors’ championship defeat was, for sure, a major setback […]

Team for U20 semi-final named

Photo: @Smart_lotto (Sportsfile/Piaras Ó Mídheach) We’ve named our team to play Derry in tomorrow’s All-Ireland U20 semi-final at Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon (throw-in 4pm). Here it is: Mayo (All-Ireland U20 semi-final v Derry, 14/7/2018): Patrick O’Malley  (Westport); Johnny Maughan (Castlebar Mitchels), Brian O’Malley (Westport), John Cunnane (Ballyhaunis); Paul Lambert (Westport), Cathal Horan (Kilmovee), Oisin McLaughlin (Westport); Evan O’Brien (Ballinrobe), […]

Mayo 2-21 Derry 1-13: somehow still in it

It’s impossible to provide any kind of rational narrative about what was, by any measure, one of the more irrational matches you’re likely to come across. It was a contest we refused to take charge of for so long, looked beaten before exploding to life near the end of normal time, then just as quickly threw away a winning position. […]