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Moran retires, club update – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E39

Mayo’s championship run for 2019 may be over but the county was back in the headlines this week, following the announcement by Andy Moran that his playing days for the county are, after seventeen years, at an end. In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we pay tribute to Andy’s long and distinguished career in the Green and […]

Ladies in All-Ireland semi-final this Sunday

The lads are all done for the year but not so the Mayo ladies. Their 2019 Championship run is still going strong and on Sunday they head to Croke Park for an All-Ireland semi-final showdown against Galway. This is the first year that the LGFA All-Ireland semi-finals have been held at HQ. Both penultimate round ties will be played at […]

Paddy Durcan our MOTM from yesterday’s game

Right, it’s time to pull the shutters down on our final Man of the Match poll of 2019. At half-time in yesterday’s All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin we had strong performers all over the field but, by the time the final whistle had sounded, all of the principal characters in this particular drama were wearing blue jerseys. One man who stood […]

Dublin review – Mayo News football podcast E38

It’s been a long and winding road this summer for the Mayo football team and its supporters but it’s a road that reached its end at Croke Park on Saturday evening. After a hugely promising first half, a tired Mayo had no answer to the awesome display of attacking football put on by Dublin, who eventually won this All-Ireland semi-final […]

Dublin 3-14 Mayo 1-10: blue wave washes us away after the break

Well, that sure was a game of two halves. At the break, with us eight to six up, things were looking as positive as we could have hoped for in advance. We’d worked like demons in that opening half, repeatedly turning over the ball in our backline to break up their attacks and asking questions of them at the other […]

Team named, two changes

We’ve just named the team for today. Here it is: Mayo (All-Ireland SFC semi-final v Dublin, 10/8/2019): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy), Chris Barrett (Belmullet), Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels, captain); Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy); Fionn McDonagh (Westport), Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Fergal Boland (Aghamore); Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber), Darren Coen […]

Game day – major challenge, massive opportunity

Today’s the day. We’re back on the big stage, with a huge challenge facing us this afternoon at Croke Park but one that also presents us with a great opportunity in this year’s Championship. Five-in-a-row chasing Dublin are, rightly, strong favourites to beat us today. Why would it be otherwise? We haven’t taken them down in the Championship since we […]