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League champions – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E12

This year’s National Football League campaign reached a thrilling conclusion for Mayo at Croke Park yesterday. Trailing by four points at the break in yesterday’s Division One decider they stormed back into it in the second half, sweeping Kerry aside to win by four at the finish. In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we bring you all […]

Monday match reports

It’s Monday morning and we’re the winners of the National Football League for 2019. Here’s what’s online about yesterday’s memorable title-winning performance at Croke Park. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph. Nationals: Irish Times – match report, Keith Duggan piece, post-match quotes; Irish Examiner – web, print; Irish Independent – match report, post-match quotes, Billy Keane piece, Eamonn Sweeney piece; Irish […]

Team for Sunday’s final named

We named our team for Sunday’s National Football League Division One decider a short while ago. Here’s the starting fifteen we’ve named to face Kerry. Mayo (NFL Division One Final v Kerry, 31/3/2019): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Chris Barrett (Belmullet), Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels), Lee Keegan (Westport), Donal Vaughan (Castlebar Mitchels); Matthew Ruane (Breaffy), Aidan […]

League final preview – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E11

Experimenting with new players while retaining our Division One status was widely accepted to be James Horan’s brief for his first National League campaign back as Mayo manager. He managed those twin aims fairly well over the seven games, so much so that we’re now looking at a widening pool of playing talent from which to pick a starting fifteen […]

David Clarke the main doubt for Sunday

Goalkeeper David Clarke looks to be the major injury doubt we have coming into Sunday’s National League decider. The two-times All-Star ‘keeper was forced off just before half-time after shipping a hefty challenge from Monaghan’s Darren Hughes in last Sunday’s match. The Irish Examiner reports today (here) that the Ballina player is suffering from a combination of concussion and a […]

Kerry, again

Little did I think a fortnight ago, when running the rule over Kerry ahead of that upcoming Saturday night meeting with them in Tralee, that here we’d be contemplating a second March clash with them. This one in Croke Park to boot, for possession of the not insignificant matter of a National Football League title. Ahead of that game there […]