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A week ’till Sunday

So, it appears pretty much certain that the resumption of inter-county action will happen next weekend. For a brief period last Thursday it looked as if the GAA might be having second thoughts about playing out the remaining fixtures in the National League – a development reported on that day by the Irish Examiner – but this was quickly scotched […]

Resumption of inter-county action fast approaching

The pandemic is still with us – very much so, Marty, as Martin Carney would say – but we’re getting ever closer to the date when inter-county football is set to resume. It’s certainly a weird year in footballing terms, as it is for pretty much every aspect of life right now. Over the next four weeks, while the leaves […]

Details of upcoming fixtures confirmed

The GAA today confirmed details of its refixed inter-county calendar for 2020 – details here. This covers both what’s left of the League and all of the match in the Championship, incorporating as well the various secondary competitions in hurling (on which a small bit anon). For us, the fun is set to start in Tuam Stadium three weeks from […]

Strange days

We’ve an extremely important League match on Sunday – one which could potentially be decisive in terms of our long-standing Division One status – but, to be honest, it’s getting increasingly hard to think about football at all. It’s hard, indeed, to concentrate on anything other than the ever-spreading coronavirus, which the WHO today finally pronounced to be a global […]

Galway preview – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E10

Pearse Stadium in Salthill is the venue for Sunday’s high-stakes National Football League Division One clash between table-topping Galway and relegation-threatened Mayo. The Mayo News football podcast is back with a bonus episode in advance of the game, in which we test the temperature on both sides of the fence. Host Rob Murphy is joined for this episode by former Mayo […]

Monday match reports

The wild weather may have meant that the quality of football at Páirc Tailteann yesterday wasn’t hectic but the result we came away with was, from our perspective, pretty satisfying. It’s worth, then, to have a look back at the coverage of our nail-biting one-point victory over Meath. Here’s what’s online about the game, as well as the U20 match […]

Team news for U20s tomorrow and women’s League match on Sunday

There were two Mayo team announcements made earlier today and here they are. First up is the team named for tomorrow’s Connacht U20 Championship quarter-final against Galway at MacHale Park (throw-in 2pm). The starting fifteen for this all-or-nothing provincial Championship knockout tie is as follows: Mayo (Connacht U20 Championship quarter-final v Galway, 8/2/2020): Jamie McNicoholas (Kiltimagh); Jack Coyne (Ballyhaunis, captain), […]