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The day before

Photo: 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 […]

The coming weekend’s action

I’ve just done a quick scan of all the matches involving the county this coming weekend and it’s a bit of a list. It’s worth, then, providing an overview of what’s on so you can check the diary and see which ones you might be able to make. First up is the double-header at Tuam Stadium on Saturday. The curtain-raiser there […]

Tickets, tickets, tickets, tickets, tickets

Photo: Okay, it’s Dublin Sunday three weeks so it’s time to get focused on what’s now top priority for those of us looking on. Forget all the gushing about the Greatest Game of All Time (for those with short memories, it’s worth recalling there was the same fawning after the Dublin/Kerry semi-final in 2013), from our point of view the […]