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Team named to face Cork

Photo: @RMcB5Foundation Apologies, all, but as you can understand I’m a small bit off the pace for this one. I’ve just seen that our team for tomorrow’s Round 4A qualifier against Cork tomorrow evening was announced a bit earlier on tonight. Here it is: Mayo (All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers Round 4A v Cork,22/7/2017): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Ger Cafferkey […]

Mayo News football podcast extra – Cork scene set

This week’s bonus extra episode includes Billy Joe Padden along with Rob Murphy and myself as we get you ready for tomorrow evening’s showdown with Cork at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick (throw-in 5pm). Memories of 2014 come up and thoughts about how this might play out continue while Billy Joe takes you through the 12 teams left in the […]

Still under the radar

Photo: Irish Examiner/Jim Coughlan Less than 48 hours to go now from throw-in at the Gaelic Grounds and our Round 4A qualifier match still isn’t garnering any column inches. Cork is in the news alright but the focus is on the shiny, new and gorgeous-looking Páirc Uí Chaoimh, where close on 11,000 punters turned up last evening for the first […]

Rebels uncorked

Photo: The 42 Okay, it’s definitely time to start thinking ahead to our next all-or-nothing test in this year’s championship. This one comes in the form of a Round 4A qualifier tie against Cork at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick on Saturday week (22nd July) where throw-in has been fixed for 5pm. Every match is a big one for us at […]

Mayo News football podcast – Banner beaters

The latest episode of the Mayo News football podcast is now available, this one covering last Saturday’s Round 3A qualifier win over Clare and looking forward to our Round 4A meeting with Cork on Saturday week. Host Rob Murphy and I take you through the action from our vantage point of the covered terrace across from the stand at Cusack […]

Rossies’ rout means it’s Cork next for us

Photo: Irish Times (Bryan Keane/Inpho) After the bright summer sunshine at Cusack Park in Ennis yesterday it was rain and wind at Pearse Stadium today. I doubt that bothered the Roscommon faithful much as Kevin McStay’s charges pulled off a glorious ambush, spectacularly bursting Galway’s self-regarding balloon to seal their first Connacht title since 2010. Well done to them. By […]

Our provincial champion conundrum

Saturday sees us make our sixth successive appearance in the All-Ireland Series, the latest episode in what is an unprecedented period of competitiveness for us in the championship. We’re become used to being still in with a shout for honours come August each year, even if ultimate success remains as elusive as ever for us. When we take the field […]