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Women footballers lose, hurlers relegated

The one-point loss to Kerry at MacHale Park wasn’t, I’m afraid, the county’s only loss in competitive action today. We also went under in the two other games we played this afternoon. The women’s football team were beaten by Cork in their NFL LGFA Division One match at Mallow. Leading by two points at the break, Mayo found the going […]

Venue changes for LGFA and NHL matches tomorrow

Given the incessantly inclement weather we’ve been enduring in recent weeks, late venues changes for matches have understandably become more common. Once again there are a few to report this weekend, with tomorrow’s LGFA game against Cork and the NHL one against Offaly now going ahead at altered locations. For the women, the switch sees their LGFA NFL Division One […]

Seven changes in women’s team to face Cork

The Mayo team has been named for Sunday’s LGFA NFL Division One clash with Cork at Cloughduv Hurling Grounds (throw-in 2pm). Here it is: Mayo (LGFA NFL Division One v Cork, 23/2/2020): Aisling Tarpey (Foxrock/Cabinteely); Nicola O’Malley (Westport), Noirin Moran (Westport), Saoirse Lally (Westport); Kathryn Sullivan (Castlebar Mitchels), Ciara McManamon (Burrishoole), Clodagh McManamon (Burrishoole); Roisin Durkin (Hollymount), Sinead Cafferkey (Kilmovee […]

Drive for five delayed … for now

After all the hype and all the chatter – which made it sound like it was the first bloody All-Ireland to be contested in a decade – the day ends with no winner. They go again on Saturday week. Letdowns don’t come much greater than All-Ireland finals that end all-square. I’ve been in Croke Park to witness such an outcome […]

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 […]

Mayo News football podcast – two weeks out

The countdown to the big day on Sunday week is gathering pace and so it’s time for another edition of the Mayo News football podcast. The first of our All-Ireland final build-up shows is a busy one. Host Rob Murphy and I set the scene for our trip over to London for our podcast event in the Oxford Arms in […]

Ladies dethrone the champions

Photo: @ColmGannon The Mayo ladies took the field in their LGFA Senior All-Ireland semi-final against Cork at Breffni Park this afternoon as rank outsiders.  They produced a stunning performance at the Cavan venue, however, to dethrone the long-standing champions and set up an All-Ireland final meeting with Dublin in three weeks time. The ladies won in the finish by two […]

Mayo News football podcast – Rebels reeling, Rossies ready

In this week’s podcast you can relive the atmosphere from Saturday evening’s epic tussle with Cork in Limerick. Ger Flanagan and Rob Murphy were in the stands at Gaelic Grounds while John Fogarty of the Irish Examiner joined us afterwards to give us his thoughts. Plus there is post-game audio from Cillian O’Connor. There’s a detailed review of the game […]