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Club Championship fixture details confirmed

The draws for the SFC and IFC quarter-finals as well as the JFC semi-finals were made the other evening and fixture details for these ties, as well as related relegation play-offs, have since been confirmed. All of these ties are down for decision the weekend after next, i.e. 21st and 22nd of September. Here’s what’s in store that weekend in […]

Moran retires, club update – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E39

Mayo’s championship run for 2019 may be over but the county was back in the headlines this week, following the announcement by Andy Moran that his playing days for the county are, after seventeen years, at an end. In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we pay tribute to Andy’s long and distinguished career in the Green and […]

Dublin review – Mayo News football podcast E38

It’s been a long and winding road this summer for the Mayo football team and its supporters but it’s a road that reached its end at Croke Park on Saturday evening. After a hugely promising first half, a tired Mayo had no answer to the awesome display of attacking football put on by Dublin, who eventually won this All-Ireland semi-final […]

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 […]

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 […]

Donegal review – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E35

Words on a podcast description can hardly do justice to what transpired in MacHale Park on Saturday evening. A truly unforgettable evening at the famous Castlebar venue saw Mayo prevail over the Ulster champions Donegal, underlining why they are still among the top teams in the land.  On this week’s episode of the Mayo News football podcast host Rob Murphy […]

The day after

In this crazy, week-to-week Championship run we’ve been on all summer, it’s as if each day has its allotted role. If that is the case then today is the one where – all too briefly – we bask in the pure, unalloyed enjoyment of the win the lads secured the day before. What a win it was. In watching the […]

Donegal preview – Mayo News football podcast E34

Mayo return to action this weekend in Phase 3 of the Super 8s after a one-week break that must have felt like a month for all involved. Donegal come to town in a winner-takes-all tussle at MacHale Park with a place in the All-Ireland semi-final at stake.  On our preview podcast this week, host Rob Murphy is joined by John […]

Meath review – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E33

One home win stands between Mayo and a place in the All-Ireland semi-finals after Sunday’s action in Croke Park. It was far from a straightforward afternoon but Mayo’s nine-point victory over Meath, combined with a draw between Donegal and Kerry, leaves James Horan’s side right in contention ahead of their Phase 3 clash with the Ulster champions in two weeks […]