Mayo News football podcast: Christmas special

It’s been a while, more than two months to be exact, but the Mayo News football podcast is back. With Christmas now only days away, it’s time to look back at the football year and look ahead to what 2017 might hold for us. No better place to do that than in the podcast. Rob […]

Looking ahead

Photo: jonizquierdo.com I think it really is time to start moving on from Saturday’s events and this week’s issue of the Mayo News (out today, paper and digital format) helps that process considerably. Daniel Carey has a piece on the front page of the sports section of the paper (here), which contains a very brief […]

Where to from here?

Okay, okay – so it proved to be more than yesterday’s news. The Indo has made sure of that, rolling out two follow-on pieces yesterday and another one today. Who knows? Maybe they have a whole week of content pre-cooked and ready to serve up to the nation. But, eventually, the big tent will come […]

Last year’s news

Photo: Irish Examiner So, the gift that keeps giving for the media provides its latest instalment. 5,000 words – all penned by Martin Breheny in today’s Irish Independent – of an in-depth interview with Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly about the events surrounding the heave against them a bit over a year ago. I haven’t […]

Old photos: recognise any of the faces?

Pat was onto me back in the summer letting me know about two old team photographs he had, dating back to the Fifties, and he was wondering if any of the blog’s readers might be able to put names to the faces in the two line-ups. With the championship just then cranking up, I said it […]

Catching up

I’ve been posted missing over the last few days, arriving back last night after a thoroughly enjoyable family break in London, so I guess a quick catch-up is in order. Despite it being the season to be jolly there’s been a bit going on so, in chronological order, here are a few items to catch […]

Time to take off the vow of silence

With about eight minutes left in the drawn All-Ireland final I espied Maurice Deegan running the line in front of me. I had not passed heed on him prior to that. One of the Dublin backroom team sidled up to him, like a guy starts chatting to you at the bus stop. Deegan smiled as […]

Burke steps up to selector role

Photo: RTÉ The Mayo News confirms today (report in paper and digital variants of this week’s issue) that Peter Burke will replace Seán Carey as a selector within Stephen Rochford’s management team for 2017. The Kiltimagh clubman has been part of the Mayo set-up as goalkeeping coach for the past six years and Mike Finnerty […]

Willie Casey RIP

Photo: Western People/Ronnie Naylor (from The Green Above The Red) As has already been noted here on the site, the death occurred on Saturday morning of Ballina Stephenites and Mayo stalwart Willie Casey. An unused substitute at the age of nineteen in the 1951 All-Ireland final (he’s on the extreme left in the front row, […]

Masters land All-Ireland at last

Photo: @IrishTV As the saying goes, it’s the old dog for the hard road. The Mayo Masters confirmed that adage earlier on today up in Ballinagh when after extra-time in the All-Ireland Masters final replay, with the drawn final three weeks ago having itself gone to extra-time, they finally got the better of a valiant […]