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The road to Croker II – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E38

‘The road to Croker’ series on the Mayo News football podcast aims to set the scene ahead of Mayo’s appearance at GAA HQ on Sunday week when they take on Munster champions Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final. In this second episode in the series, we’re looking back, both on last weekend’s action and on the tragic events that took place […]

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 […]

The weekend’s action

There was a raft of football and hurling action on within the county this weekend, with a second round of matches in the Michael Walsh Leagues in the former while in the latter the first shots were fired in this year’s county Championship. Let’s start with that SHC action from last night. Four teams are contesting the TJ Tyrell Cup […]

Monday match reports

Once again way later than I’d have wanted but, for the record, here are links to the coverage about the weekend’s matches involving the three Mayo teams who were in action. My thanks to Fergal for sourcing the bulk of these. Locals: Connaught Telegraph. Nationals: Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Irish Independent, Irish Sun, Irish Mirror (live blog). Others: GAA, Dublin […]

Dublin review – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E4

Mayo are in experimental mode this spring but despite this they put up a battling display against an experienced Dublin team at MacHale Park on Saturday evening. Jordan Flynn’s red card early in the game ultimately made the task of beating the All-Ireland champions an all but impossible one, with Dublin’s greater guile enabling them to use the extra man […]

Mayo 0-8 Dublin 1-11: red card travesty swings contest away from us

We know just how hard it is to beat Dublin. But whatever ambition any team might have of doing so, it can only realistically hope to succeed if it keeps fifteen players on the pitch against them. Tonight, however, an incredibly harsh straight red card issued to Jordan Flynn after just fifteen minutes meant we had to face the five-in-a-row […]