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League preview – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E3

After months of waiting for the return of competitive action at inter-county level, the 2019 National Football League is set to get underway this coming weekend. Mayo have enjoyed an unbroken spell lasting two decades in the League’s top flight and this coming Saturday evening under the MacHale Park lights the county opens its 2019 Division One campaign against newly-promoted […]

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 thoughts on the draw

Photo: RTÉ So the draw’s been made for next year’s provincial championships, giving us a bit of clarity about the shape of early summer for us next year. Not a bad shape either, you’d have to say. It’s not an ultra-easy draw for us or anything. For the sixth year in a row we’ve been handed the task of beating […]

Mayo News football podcast – Tipperary preview + U20s win Connacht

The trip to Tipp for our next qualifier test is fast approaching but the weekend just gone provided a nice interlude, with the county’s U20 team claiming the first ever provincial title contested at this level. In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we look back on Mayo’s big win over Roscommon in the Connacht U20 decider and […]

Monday match reports

Photo: Independent.ie (Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile) The U20s’ exploits yesterday got a fair bit of coverage so it’s as well to start the week with some links to that Connacht title winning event. Not least given that it’ll help us to avoid the uncomfortable reality that, yet again, we’d no part to play this year in the main event on Nestor […]

U20s storm to provincial success

Photo: @SportRnaG We might be forgiven for feeling a tad glum this afternoon, bystanders the lot of us as Galway and Roscommon contest a third successive Connacht senior football final. If so, today’s curtain-raiser at Dr Hyde Park provided the perfect antidote, with Mayo’s U20s blowing Roscommon out of the water, winning the first-ever provincial title at this grade by […]

Teams for Connacht U20 decider named

We named our team a bit earlier today for Sunday’s inaugural Connacht U20 football decider. The final against Roscommon takes place at Hyde Park where it’s the curtain-raiser to Sunday’s senior provincial decider. The U20 final throws in at 1pm that afternoon and here’s the team we’ve named for it: Mayo (Connacht U20 football final v Roscommon, 17/6/2018): Patrick O’Malley (Westport); […]

That Friday feeling

Photo: RTÉ It’s Friday afternoon, the weekend is upon us and the hours are now ticking down rapidly to Sunday afternoon at MacHale Park and all that. Part of me holds firmly to the view that a clash of such importance so early in the year is utterly bonkers but, then again, that pretty much sums up the current creaking […]