Mayo GAA Blog

Mayo GAA news, views and over a century of results

Team named for Saturday night

This has caught me on the hop a bit, as I’m still out and about and heading for a work meeting shortly so, without further ceremony, here’s the starting fifteen we’ve named for Saturday evening’s Connacht semi-final against Roscommon at MacHale Park (throw-in 7pm). Mayo (Connacht SFC semi-final v Roscommon, 25/5/2019): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Chris Barrett (Belmullet), Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), […]

Roscommon preview – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E20

The first big test in this year’s football championship awaits for Mayo on Saturday evening, as they renew hostilities at provincial level with Roscommon for the first time since 2014. James Horan was Mayo manager first time round back then and he’s guiding the county’s fortunes once more now as Mayo seek to make it back into a Connacht final […]

Feast of football on Saturday

This can often be an odd time of the year from a football perspective, with the Championship up and running but at the same time not enough action to get your teeth into. That shouldn’t be a complaint for punters heading to MacHale Park on Saturday. It was announced yesterday that county teams will be in action in three different […]

Looking ahead to the Rossies

Right, it’s Monday and our Connacht Championship semi-final clash with Roscommon takes place this Saturday at MacHale Park so it’s time to start thinking about it. The match throws in that evening at 7pm and Meath’s David Gough is the ref for it. The curtain-raiser at MacHale Park on Saturday, by the way, will be the Connacht JFC semi-final meeting […]

Future plans – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E19

With the New York trip now over, it’s time to look ahead and in the latest episode of the Mayo News football podcast we do this in two respects. First, we focus on the next challenge Mayo will face in this year’s championship and then we look at the very positive coaching and development work that’s underway within the county. […]

Roscommon review – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E4

The wind blew with considerable venom across MacHale Park yesterday evening, where sheets of driving rain and a biting cold added to difficult playing conditions. It wasn’t a night for fancy football, with the imperative being to claim the two League points on offer. Mayo prevailed in the end by the narrowest of margins, giving James Horan just the start […]

Sunday match reports

Thawed out yet? Brain frozen so in need of a quick reminder about what happened at MacHale Park last night? If so you’ve come to the right place – here’s the usual post-match collection of links to the coverage that’s online. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph, Shannonside. Nationals: Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Irish Sun. Others: GAA, RTÉ (match […]

Mayo 1-8 Roscommon 1-7: narrow win in near-gale conditions

Coming into tonight’s League opener the bottom line for us was to get a win. Champagne football could wait, slick, well-worked movements could be kept in store for another day. A win, any old win, would do and that was what we eventually got tonight at MacHale Park. It’s impossible to overstate just how difficult the conditions were at Castlebar […]