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A look at our playing personnel

We’ve a small bit of breathing space at the minute, with our NFL Division One Round 4 match against Dublin not taking place until Saturday week. I’m doing a more considered piece on where I think we’re at after the first three rounds of the League – that’ll be online tomorrow – but first it’s worth having a quick run-through […]

Thoughts turning to Saturday’s League opener

January’s not yet over and there could well be snow on the way later on this evening but Gaelic football’s 2019 pre-season is already behind us, along with the rather hastily-abandoned handpass curtailment rule. This coming Saturday evening the real stuff begins once again. For us it’s been a long wait. Ejected from the championship before June had ended last […]

Rossies sound warning ahead of Saturday evening

The prevailing narrative for some time has been that our 2019 League Division One campaign starts with a nice, handy opening fixture. Roscommon’s impressive five-point win over a strong Galway line-up in this afternoon’s FBD League final, however, sounds a timely warning about our taking next Saturday evening’s match for granted. Reports on Roscommon’s 0-13 to 1-5 over Galway in […]

A few FBD stats

I’m a bit of a creature of habit and so, with another FBD League campaign done with, it’s time for the usual statistical round-up on it. As usual, this takes the form of who lined out for us in these pre-season matches, who scored what, who the new faces were and how the team performed overall. For reference, here’s the […]

Galway FBD League review – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E2

It turns out that penalty shootouts in Gaelic football are like buses – you wait forever for one to come along and then two arrive together. And so it was yesterday at Tuam Stadium where, just seven days after the novelty of seeing a spot-kick tie-breaker against Leitrim in Carrick-on-Shannon, a late, late goal by Galway forced Mayo into a […]

Monday match reports

I didn’t think I’d have the time this morning to sort this one but I’ve managed to squeeze it in so here goes with the usual post-game set of links to the match reports and associated coverage I’ve been able to find relating to yesterday’s FBD encounter with Galway at Tuam Stadium. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph. Nationals: Irish Times, […]

Team to face Galway named

We’ve just named our team to play Galway in Sunday’s FBD League semi-final at Tuam Stadium (throw-in 1.30pm). Here’s the starting fifteen we’ve named: Mayo (FBD League Semi-Final v Galway, 13/1/2019): Rob Hennelly (Breaffy); Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis), Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), David Drake (Ballaghaderreen); Colm Boyle (Davitts, captain), Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber), James McCormack (Claremorris); Donal Vaughan (Castlebar Mitchels), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber); […]

Tasty tussle with Tribesmen in store this Sunday

Fresh from our penalty shootout dramatics up in Carrick last Sunday, the next pre-season test for James Horan and his Mayo team comes this weekend. Galway provide the opposition in Sunday’s FBD League semi-final at Tuam Stadium, where throw-in is fixed for 1.30pm. Neither side will, I’m sure, be keen to ascribe any significance to this January derby clash. The […]