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Club finals review – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E48

Saturday evening’s county final double-header at MacHale Park saw a mixture of familiarity and novelty as regards the victorious clubs. In the senior final, Ballintubber captured their second Moclair Cup title in a row and their fifth in what’s been a remarkable decade of success for them. The Neale, meanwhile, experienced the thrill of a first ever Intermediate championship success, […]

Big finals night tomorrow

It’s club finals night on the double at MacHale Park tomorrow. The Intermediate decider between Ballyhaunis and The Neale throws in at 5pm, with the Senior final between Ballintubber and Ballaghaderreen getting underway at 7pm. For those who are planning on going along tomorrow evening – and who don’t have Cáirde Mhaigheo season tickets (if you do, your admission is […]

Ballyhaunis special – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E47

The second of our county Intermediate final special podcast episodes focuses on Ballyhaunis GAA club. Mayo News sports editor Mike Finnerty travelled to the east Mayo town at the weekend to find out a little more about the side that has made tremendous progress this season and who now sit on the verge of a return to senior football. Selector […]

The Neale special – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E46

The county Intermediate final is upon us this Saturday evening and The Neale GAA club are hoping to secure the crown for the very first time in their long and storied history. In this special preview episode, Mayo News sports editor Mike Finnerty travels to the south Mayo club to meet some of the people behind the scenes ahead of […]

Senior final preview – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E45

This coming Saturday evening the destination of the Moclair Cup for the next twelve months is set to be decided. Defending champions Ballintubber, seeking to claim a remarkable fifth senior county club football title this decade, are set to face off under the MacHale Park lights against challengers Ballaghaderreen, who last tasted senior title success in 2012. In this episode […]

Club semi-final review – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E44

After another weekend of knockout action in both the Senior and Intermediate club championships, the race for honours at both levels is now down to the final two. Defending champions Ballintubber have qualified for another tilt at the Moclair Cup where they’ll face surprise packets Ballaghaderreen while the Sweeney Cup will be contested by The Neale and Ballyhaunis. In this […]

Kevin McStay special – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E43

Kevin McStay’s autobiography The Pressure Game was launched in his native Ballina last week. Afterwards Kevin sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Mayo News sports editor Mike Finnerty, which we’re now making available as a special episode of the Mayo News football podcast. In  this in-depth interview, Kevin speaks about his years playing with Mayo, during which time he […]

Club quarter-final review – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E42

The race for honours in the club championships is hotting up nicely with the Senior, Intermediate and Junior title races all now at the knockout stages. It’s down to the final four in both the SFC and IFC championships while only two teams remain standing at Junior level.  Mayo News duo Mike Finnerty and Ger Flanagan present this latest episode […]

2019 season review – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E41

Mayo’s inter-county year ended last month at the All-Ireland semi-final stage. With the 2019 championship now over it’s time to place the county’s performances this year in context, which is what we do in this latest episode of the Mayo News football podcast. Co-hosting this season review podcast episode, Rob Murphy and I look back on an eventful year for […]

Cafferkey retires, club update – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E40

The club championships are now in full swing within the county and so it’s club football – as well as a notable retirement within the inter-county panel – that’s the focus of the latest episode of the Mayo News football podcast.  In this episode host Rob Murphy is joined by Mayo News sports editor Mike Finnerty to provide an overview […]