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Considering Kerry

We’ve successfully negotiated our way through the qualifiers, encountering and overcoming far tougher opposition on the way than we had to do on previous backdoor runs. Our 2019 Championship odyssey now shifts back from straight knockout to three guaranteed outings over the next four weeks in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final group stage, aka the Super 8s. Our first opponents in Group […]

Cillian could surpass scoring record in Killarney

Cillian O’Connor has for some time been on the cusp of breaking the all-time top scorer record in the Championship. He’s been our leading all-time scorer for a while and, had our Championship run in 2018 lasted anything like as long as the previous few years, then he’d surely have beaten the record by now. But then Newbridge happened and […]

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 […]