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Down to the final four

Well, here we are. The Covid-era rapid-fire Championship of 2020 is down to the final four and we’re still standing. An odd quartet we certainly make, even if, from a historical standpoint, this year’s All-Ireland semi-final pairings are nothing if not apposite. I think it’s fair to say, though, that even a few short weeks ago nobody would have predicted […]

The road to Croker – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E37

It’s not just because of the Covid-19 pandemic that this is turning out to be a football Championship like no other. Seismic shocks in both Munster and Ulster at the weekend have seen both Tipperary and Cavan advance to the final four, their provincial successes marking 2020 as a year to remember for both counties, no matter how they fare […]

Clones road trip – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E22

A week on from Mayo’s Connacht championship semi-final defeat to Roscommon, it’s time to put some distance between the county and this latest provincial setback. The Mayo News football podcast did this literally, by hitting the road for Clones where, with Sunday’s Ulster semi-final between Cavan and Armagh as the backdrop, the talk quickly turned towards Mayo’s reversal in Castlebar […]

Cavan review – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E6

Mayo’s early season form continued its positive trend on Saturday night where victory over Cavan made it three League wins from three outings. This latest success keeps the county on top of the Division One table, with fears of relegation receding rapidly and thoughts starting to stir about a possible League final appearance later in the spring. In this episode […]

Sunday match reports

The sun is shining brightly again this morning and we’re basking in the afterglow of a third straight League win. Here’s a quick gallop through the coverage that’s out there on our five-point win last night over Cavan. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph, Anglo Celt, Northern Sound. Nationals: Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Irish Mirror, Irish Sun, Times UK (paywall). Others: […]

Mayo 1-13 Cavan 0-11: solid display yields third straight win

After the dash and verve we showed last Sunday in Omagh, tonight’s 1-13 to 0-11 win over Cavan was far more workmanlike. It was a victory we secured thanks to another hard-working and committed display, with the result never really in doubt after we goaled shortly before half-time. The playing conditions tonight were light-years away from the tempest that had […]

Five changes in team named to face Cavan

We’ve just named our team to play Cavan on Saturday night. Here it is: Mayo (NFL Division One v Cavan, 9/2/2019): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stepnenites), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Lee Keegan (Westport), Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber), Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels); Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber), Matthew Ruane (Breaffy); Fionn McDonagh (Westport), Aidan O’Dhea (Breaffy, captain), Jason Doherty […]

Time to consider Cavan

Right, that’s enough luxuriating over the result in Omagh. Another Ulster challenge awaits us this coming weekend, with Cavan heading to face us in Castlebar on Saturday evening. This match throws in under the lights at MacHale Park at 7pm that evening where Wicklow’s Anthony Nolan is the man with the whistle. We haven’t seen that much of the Breffni […]