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Red and black for Sunday

Photo: MichaelMaye.com It was announced by Elvery’s this evening that, as expected, the lads will sport the current away strip in Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry at Croke Park (throw-in 3.30pm). It’s an attire that was unveiled in the League game against the same opposition down in Tralee in February this year. That match remains the only occasion in which […]

Mayo News football podcast – running riot

Another championship match involving the county – this one devastatingly different from the ones that preceded it – and so it’s time for another edition of the Mayo News football podcast. This one focuses on yesterday’s extraordinary crushing of Roscommon in the All-Ireland quarter-final replay at Croke Park. On this week’s show, we hear from Paul Earley for Sky Sports, […]

Mayo 4-19 Roscommon 0-9: return of the demolition men

Finished? After this afternoon’s devastating destruction of Roscommon at Croke Park it would appear that there’s life in this old dog yet. And some. I said this morning that August in Croke Park is when – in this wonderful post-2011 era for the county – we tend to get motoring. I felt we could up it today but there’s no […]

Game day – time to right our replay record

The latest chapter in our championship summer is set to be written at Croke Park today when the lads lock horns for a second time with Roscommon. Our All-Ireland quarter-final replay at HQ throws in at 2pm this afternoon. We know plenty about replays. Each year since 2014 we’ve ended up in them in the All-Ireland Series. Kerry in 2014, […]

The day before

Photo: MichaelMaye.com Okay, we’re getting near now. In little more than 24 hours from now Round 2 of the Connacht Croke Park showdown gets underway. Our All-Ireland quarter-final replay clash with Roscommon throws in at HQ tomorrow at 2pm and Wicklow’s Anthony Nolan refs this one. Yesterday’s two quarter-finals cut the field of remaining challengers for the Sam Maguire this […]

Readying for the replay

It’s midweek once more, Sunday’s dramatic draw with the Rossies disappearing from sight in the rearview mirror while up ahead Monday’s replay against the same opposition draws ever closer. As it does, the next instalment in what is already in so many respects an incredible championship campaign for the county is set to be unveiled. When Monday comes around, Roscommon’s […]

Mayo News football podcast – not gone yet

Where do you even start? Mayo and Roscommon drew yesterday and must meet again on Bank Holiday Monday for a place in the All-Ireland semi-final. This week’s podcast, recorded in Croke Park during and after the game, attempts to make sense of yet another disjointed Mayo performance and a hugely impressive start and finish from Roscommon. On this show, host […]

Big day out

Photo: @Caramcq (via Twitter) We’ve become very accustomed to outnumbering – and outshouting – the opposition in terms of supporters at matches in recent years. Last Saturday was probably our apogee in this regard – conservative estimates put our numerical advantage over Cork at the Gaelic Grounds at somewhere in excess of 10:1. That won’t be the case this coming […]