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Team named for Saturday night

This has caught me on the hop a bit, as I’m still out and about and heading for a work meeting shortly so, without further ceremony, here’s the starting fifteen we’ve named for Saturday evening’s Connacht semi-final against Roscommon at MacHale Park (throw-in 7pm). Mayo (Connacht SFC semi-final v Roscommon, 25/5/2019): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Chris Barrett (Belmullet), Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), […]

Roscommon preview – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E20

The first big test in this year’s football championship awaits for Mayo on Saturday evening, as they renew hostilities at provincial level with Roscommon for the first time since 2014. James Horan was Mayo manager first time round back then and he’s guiding the county’s fortunes once more now as Mayo seek to make it back into a Connacht final […]

Feast of football on Saturday

This can often be an odd time of the year from a football perspective, with the Championship up and running but at the same time not enough action to get your teeth into. That shouldn’t be a complaint for punters heading to MacHale Park on Saturday. It was announced yesterday that county teams will be in action in three different […]

Looking ahead to the Rossies

Right, it’s Monday and our Connacht Championship semi-final clash with Roscommon takes place this Saturday at MacHale Park so it’s time to start thinking about it. The match throws in that evening at 7pm and Meath’s David Gough is the ref for it. The curtain-raiser at MacHale Park on Saturday, by the way, will be the Connacht JFC semi-final meeting […]

Hurlers get Rackard Cup campaign back on track

Following last weekend’s shock defeat to Tyrone, it was in effect do-or-die for the county’s hurlers in this afternoon’s Rackard Cup Round 2 clash with Louth at MacHale Park. The lads stood up well, though, running out comprehensive winners over the Wee County on a scoreline of 3-23 to 1-13. Match report by Colm Gannon for the Mayo Advertiser is […]

Minors open with decisive win

The county’s Minors began their Connacht Championship campaign with a Round 1 win over Leitrim at Ballinamore this evening. Leading by 0-8 to 0-4 at half-time, Tomás Morley’s charges pulled away after the break to win decisively by 1-20 to 0-6. Early points from Ethan Murphy (two), Aidan Cosgrove and Paddy Heneghan settled us well into this contest and gave […]

Future plans – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E19

With the New York trip now over, it’s time to look ahead and in the latest episode of the Mayo News football podcast we do this in two respects. First, we focus on the next challenge Mayo will face in this year’s championship and then we look at the very positive coaching and development work that’s underway within the county. […]

Championship prediction mini-league 2019 – first update

Seeing as the Championship got going over the weekend with action in all four provinces it seems only fair, now that the dust has settled on these opening exchanges, to report on who’s come out of the traps smartest in this year’s Championship prediction mini-league. There’s a real Mayo News football podcast – specifically the New York series – flavour […]