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Penalty shootout in Leitrim – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E1

The New Year started in dramatic fashion at Carrick-on-Shannon yesterday for Mayo’s footballers. In what was the county’s first senior inter-county match in over six months, where James Horan took charge of his first game since returning to the position of Mayo manager, there was drama aplenty at Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada. This was capped off by a first-ever soccer-style […]

Team named for Sunday

There I was earlier on saying that naming teams in advance wasn’t really the done thing for the FBD. Well, James Horan and his selectors clearly had other ideas – as is their prerogative – and have decided to release details of the starting fifteen for Sunday’s FBD opener against Leitrim at Carrick-on-Shannon (throw-in 1.30pm). Here’s the team that’s been […]

Hello to 2019

Photo: Independent.ie (Arthur Carron) So the New Year has finally arrived, even if the first dawn of 2019 has yet to break this morning here in the capital. But 2018 and its awfulness from a Mayo GAA perspective is now firmly in the past, with the focus fixed on the challenges that face us anew in the year that has […]

Mayo News football podcast 2018 – Christmas special

Chestnuts roasting by an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, Yuletide carols being sung by a choir … and the Mayo News football podcast playing on your iPhone. Co-hosts Rob Murphy and I get this end of year review episode of the podcast moving, by looking back on the year that’s ending and turning our thoughts towards 2019. […]

Cillian’s set to be out of action early in 2019

It was right at the start of James Horan’s first tenure as Mayo manager that a teenage Cillian O’Connor was first given his chance playing at senior level for the county. Eight years on, the Ballintubber man – who captained the county team during Stephen Rochford’s reign – is set to be sidelined for the beginning of James Horan’s second […]