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Kerry review – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E31

The sun shone brightly in Killarney and the crowds thronged to Fitzgerald Stadium where a sell-out crowd came to witness the Super 8s clash between Kerry and Mayo. There was nothing super in the outcome from Mayo’s perspective, however, as a fresher and hugely committed Kerry were far too strong for a Mayo team playing their fourth championship match in […]

The morning after

It’s the morning after the defeat in Killarney, a day where, when the final whistle blew, it looked for all the world like our Championship run had ended for this year. But it hasn’t. This odd Championship structure, which we’re only now getting our heads around, sees us back in action yet again in a week’s time, this time with […]

Kerry preview – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E30

Saturday evening’s win over Galway not only ended a long losing run against the Tribesmen it also guaranteed Mayo three further games in this year’s championship. The first of these ‘Super 8s’ matches takes place on Sunday at Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney, with James Horan taking his team down to Kerry’s home patch for a meeting that is a repeat […]

Galway review – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E29

The Mayo/Galway rivalry is one in which all the momentum has been in Galway’s favour in recent years but on Saturday night at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick the tide at last began to turn. Mayo’s win over the neighbours dumps Galway out of the championship and sends James Horan’s team through to the Super 8s.  The Mayo News football […]

Galway preview – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E28

As soon as Monday morning’s Round 4 qualifier draw paired Mayo against their age-old rivals Galway the countdown began to what promises to be a shuddering showdown encounter. The Gaelic Grounds in Limerick is the novel venue for Saturday evening’s meeting and there’s novelty too in the fact that, for the first time in twenty years, this championship clash between the two counties is […]

Armagh review – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E27

Qualifier matches with Mayo always seem to be rollercoaster experiences and this was certainly the case with Saturday evening’s gripping Round 3 tussle against Armagh. Both sides gave it everything as they battled desperately to keep their Championship hopes alive but when the dust had settled it was Mayo who had emerged with the narrowest of wins. In this episode […]

Armagh preview – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E26

With the Round 2 qualifier win over Down last weekend now boxed away the next challenge facing Mayo comes in the form of another Ulster county, with Armagh rolling into Castlebar on Saturday evening. In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we preview this coming weekend’s Round 3 meeting with the Orchard County and assess how James Horan’s team […]

Down review – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E25

Mayo hit the road at the start of another qualifier campaign this weekend, with a large travelling contingent from the county descending on Newry on Saturday night for a Round 2 knockout clash against Down. The Mayo News football podcast was there too to catch the atmosphere at the game in Pairc Esler and to assess the merits of Mayo’s five-point […]

Sunday match reports

Time tends to get concertinaed in the qualifiers. This time tomorrow we’ll know who we’re up against in a Round 3 match that’ll already have been played a week from now. Early this afternoon our match-day episode of the Mayo News football podcast from Páirc Esler will be online. That means I need to get this run through the media […]

Down preview – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E24

After a four-week gap, this coming weekend sees the resumption of championship action for Mayo. Proper championship action it is too, of the old-fashioned knockout variety, as James Horan takes his charges north to Newry knowing that it’s either his team or Paddy Tally’s Down who will be exiting the qualifiers on Saturday night. In this latest episode of the […]