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Game day – positive start would be great

So, after a break of almost seven months, this evening we’re finally back in action. The James Horan Mk II era faces its first competitive test tonight at MacHale Park where Roscommon provide the opposition in the opening round of the National Football League Division One. Throw-in is set for 7pm. The start of the action every year is eagerly […]

Bits and pieces ahead of tomorrow

It’s the day before our opening League match of the year so time to point you towards a few bits and pieces relating to the game and let you know what to expect here on the blog and the podcast and all that. First off, Mayo County Council have issued a safety message (here), which is mainly about parking on […]

Team named to face Roscommon

Okay, this has caught me a bit on the hop but we’ve just named our team for Saturday night’s NFL Division One first round meeting with Roscommon at MacHale Park (throw-in 7pm). Here’s the team, captained by Paddy Durcan, that we’ve named: Mayo (NFL Division One v Roscommon, 26/1/2019): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Eoin O’Donoghue (Belmullet), Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Keith Higgins […]

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 […]