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Bowe’s special, Dublin preview Part 2 – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E37

We’re in an All-Ireland semi-final tomorrow so that means a bonus episode of the podcast is in order. And where better than Bowe’s pub on Fleet Street in the centre of Dublin to base ourselves for this extra episode? Sure, we’re still here now. In this bonus preview episode of the podcast, Rob and I are joined in Bowe’s by […]

The day before

Once again, having barely processed all the excitement of the match we’ve just played, we’re hurtling towards another crunch game in this year’s Championship. It’s a schedule designed by idiots, for sure, but it’s one we’re stuck with. Which means that today is – incredibly – the day before our All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin. I’m under pressure here myself at […]

Right proudly high over Dublin town, they hung out that flag of war

Up Mayo no matter where you go. Isn’t that what they say? I haven’t been doing much hupping for my county this week at all. In fact, it’s been the complete opposite for me. You see, I work in an office that is bombarded with Dubs and work for a website that focuses on all things Dublin.  When writing about […]

Mayo v Dublin – a rivalry renewed

It’s a running joke ever since I can remember amongst friends that the McLoughlin family rocks up to every Mayo game three hours before throw-in. Beating the traffic, finding a good parking spot to make a quick exit post-game and having a few pints beforehand is a ritual of my father’s. Work colleagues, GAA-affiliated or otherwise, from all corners of […]

Dublin preview – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E36

After a year’s absence, Mayo are back in an All-Ireland semi-final. It’s the county’s eighth time to make the Championship final four inside the last five years, with James Horan having now successfully guided the Green and Red this far no fewer than five times. In this latest episode of the Mayo News football podcast we preview the county’s semi-final […]

Jason’s injury confirmed as a cruciate one

The news every Mayo fan feared following Jason Doherty’s departure from the field of play last Saturday night on a motorised stretcher has now been confirmed. Mayo GAA issued a statement a short while ago (here) stating that Jason’s injury is an anterior cruciate ligament one. The recovery time for an ACL injury is measured in months. It could take […]

Details on Dublin

I’m still struggling with this game-a-week business, not least when last Saturday evening we had, to all intents and purposes, an All-Ireland quarter-final knockout tie against the Ulster champions. Now, just a week later, we’re faced with an All-Ireland semi-final. Against The Greatest Time Of All Time to boot. Which means it’s time to run the rule over Dublin and […]