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A few initiatives from Mayo GAA are worth a mention, not least in light of our appearance, once again, in an All-Ireland semi-final this year. The first is a project entitled Laochra Mhaigh Eo that seeks to honour teams that have represented the county with distinction down the years. This will be done via a celebration wall at MacHale Park […]

The Road to Croker III – Mayo News Football Podcast 2020 E39

‘The road to Croker’ series is running here on the Mayo News football podcast as the build-up continues ahead of Mayo’s clash with Tipperary at GAA HQ in the All-Ireland semi-final on Sunday week.  In this latest episode in the series, host Rob Murphy chats with Mayo News duo Edwin McGreal and Ger Flanagan as well as with podcast regular […]

The road to Croker II – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E38

‘The road to Croker’ series on the Mayo News football podcast aims to set the scene ahead of Mayo’s appearance at GAA HQ on Sunday week when they take on Munster champions Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final. In this second episode in the series, we’re looking back, both on last weekend’s action and on the tragic events that took place […]

Down to the final four

Well, here we are. The Covid-era rapid-fire Championship of 2020 is down to the final four and we’re still standing. An odd quartet we certainly make, even if, from a historical standpoint, this year’s All-Ireland semi-final pairings are nothing if not apposite. I think it’s fair to say, though, that even a few short weeks ago nobody would have predicted […]

The road to Croker – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E37

It’s not just because of the Covid-19 pandemic that this is turning out to be a football Championship like no other. Seismic shocks in both Munster and Ulster at the weekend have seen both Tipperary and Cavan advance to the final four, their provincial successes marking 2020 as a year to remember for both counties, no matter how they fare […]

Tipp are tops in Munster

Looking resplendent in their commemorative Bloody Sunday Centenary jerseys, Tipperary cut quite the dash at Páirc Uí Chaoimh this afternoon. While their playing gear nodded to a dark event in the GAA’s history, Tipperary’s young braves created their own history today, beating Cork by three points to land their first Munster SFC title since 1935. I was watching the hurling […]

Donegal deserving Rackard winners

Up until the first water break, the county’s hurlers were well in charge of today’s Rackard Cup decider at Croke Park. A steady succession of points – the bulk of them frees from Shane Boland – saw us open up a six-point gap at the end of the first quarter. From then on, though, it was underdogs Donegal who showed […]