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Unchanged team named for U20 final

Both ourselves and Kildare today named their teams for the All-Ireland U20 final. The inaugural national decider at this level throws in at Croke Park on Sunday at 1.15pm where Fermanagh’s Niall Cullen is the ref. We’ve named the same team that lined out in the semi-final against Derry. The side will once again be captained by Ryan O’Donoghue and […]

Mayo News football podcast 2018 – Kildare preview

When the draw for Round 3 of the qualifiers was made on Monday morning few could have anticipated the controversy that it would generate. For a while it looked as if the our match against Kildare wouldn’t go ahead at all on Saturday but, thankfully, the issue relating to the match venue has now been resolved and so it’s all […]

Dublin find a way to win … again

There was a pivotal period in the second half of this afternoon’s less than enthralling National Football League Division One final when Dublin, shorn of several first team regulars and now reduced as well to fourteen men, looked extremely vulnerable and more than a bit rattled. The title was there to be won by Galway but they just couldn’t do […]

Mayo News football podcast – heroics, heartbreak and hope

A little bit later than first envisaged but the Mayo News football podcast All-Ireland final edition is a jam-packed episode capturing the noise and emotion of the day, along with post-match reaction and analysis. As usual host Rob Murphy and I take you through the match itself and then we get stuck into some post-match therapy by way of more […]

Mayo 2-14 Kerry 2-14: stalemate … again

Well, it’d be a dull old championship if we weren’t in it, wouldn’t it? Eight games on and we’re still there, not in the final but not out of it either. We should have won today but were a bit fortunate to come away with a draw. The biggest factor in today’s match started to become apparent a few hours […]

Game day – let’s conquer this kingdom

Right, the day has dawned. It’s All-Ireland semi-final day and this afternoon at Croke Park our lads take on Kerry with a place in next month’s final the prize. The match throws in at 3.30pm this afternoon and Maurice Deegan of Laois is the ref. With the time before throw-in now measured in hours and minutes, there’s little time left […]