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Eoghan McLaughlin our MOTM from yesterday’s game

Yesterday’s Connacht final was tense and tight from first ’till last, the outcome decided by the minimum margin. The Man of the Match poll here on the blog didn’t exhibit the same close margins – Eoghan McLaughlin wins the award with an emphatic 32% of the vote. His last-second intervention – in which he felled the in-rushing Seán Kelly, just […]

Galway review – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E36

It was tense and tight in the Connacht final at Pearse Stadium yesterday but at the finish it was Mayo who emerged with the narrowest of wins. James Horan’s team came away from Salthill with the Nestor Cup and that precious ticket to next month’s All-Ireland semi-final, where they’ll meet either Cork or Tipperary. In this episode of the Mayo News football […]

Monday match reports

Who cares that it’s a dreary old Monday morning in November? We’ve just won the Connacht Championship and now have an All-Ireland semi-final appearance to look forward to in three weeks time. In these pandemic days, that’s not a bad prospect to be mulling over on a Monday. There’s a good bit of coverage online about yesterday’s win, as well […]

Galway 0-13 Mayo 0-14: best in the west

With so much riding on the result of today’s Connacht final at Pearse Stadium, it’s not surprising that what we got to see in this behind-closed-doors provincial decider was short on quality but high on excitement. The Mayo/Galway rivalry is a close, keen one and there have been plenty of Connacht clashes between us that have been decided by razor-thin […]

Game day – this one is huge

The stakes are high in every match in a knockout competition. Today’s Connacht final, however, appears freighted with every greater importance. With Kerry’s demise last weekend, the high road to the All-Ireland final opens up for the winners of today’s provincial decider, while for the losers it’s the end of their inter-county season. Welcome to Connacht final day, the turbo-charged […]

Team to play Galway named

We’ve just named our team for Sunday. Here it is: Mayo (Connacht SFC final v Galway, 15/11/2020): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Oisín Mullin (Kilmaine), Chris Barrett (Clontarf), Lee Keegan (Westport); Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), Eoghan McLaughlin (Westport); Conor Loftus (Crossmolina Deel Rovers), Matthew Ruane (Breaffy); Kevin McLoughin (Knockmore), Mark Moran (Westport), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber); Tommy Conroy (The […]

“The tears of your children will be the laughter of mine” – the Mayo v Galway rivalry explained

You could wax lyrical about what the rivalry between Mayo and Galway is and I have done this in the past for this blog. But nothing sums it up better than what I was told in a pub in Liverpool at the start of this year, when the next game on the horizon was a crucial League relegation battle for […]

Galway preview – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E35

For the first time in five years, Mayo are back in a Connacht final this coming Sunday, albeit one that’s set to be contested behind closed doors in the middle of November. But it’s still a provincial decider, a knockout one at that, with silverware and a place in the All-Ireland semi-final for the winners. In this episode of the […]

The weekend’s matches

It’s already time to start thinking about the Championship matches involving the county that are on this coming weekend. There are three of them, all of the knockout variety, and there’s also some silverware up for grabs. All three games are available to watch this weekend and Midwest Radio will be providing commentary on them too. Let’s look at the […]