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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 […]

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 […]