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Shutdown makes total sense

It really does feel as if today marks a step-change in how this country is reacting to the ever-spreading coronavirus. Following the Taoiseach’s announcement this morning in Washington of a range of measures aimed at protecting public health, including a ban on mass gatherings, it was inevitable that a shutdown of sporting events would follow. The GAA’s decision, made in […]

Strange days

We’ve an extremely important League match on Sunday – one which could potentially be decisive in terms of our long-standing Division One status – but, to be honest, it’s getting increasingly hard to think about football at all. It’s hard, indeed, to concentrate on anything other than the ever-spreading coronavirus, which the WHO today finally pronounced to be a global […]

Galway preview – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E10

Pearse Stadium in Salthill is the venue for Sunday’s high-stakes National Football League Division One clash between table-topping Galway and relegation-threatened Mayo. The Mayo News football podcast is back with a bonus episode in advance of the game, in which we test the temperature on both sides of the fence. Host Rob Murphy is joined for this episode by former Mayo […]

Women’s team to play Westmeath named

With the lads having a weekend off from competitive action and the hurlers having completed their League campaign, the field is clear tomorrow for the county’s women footballers. And sure why not? Tomorrow is, of course, International Women’s Day. The Mayo women are in LGFA League action tomorrow, their NFL Division One Round 5 clash against Westmeath at Swinford Amenity […]

Hope springs eternal

This article first appeared in this week’s edition of the Mayo News as the ‘On the Road’ piece in the sports supplement – it’s here. I could, I suppose, say that at this stage the car knows how to drive itself from our house in Dublin down to Castlebar but, of course, self-driving technology isn’t there yet. With three cross-country […]

Monday match reports

Given the game-of-two-halves nature of yesterday’s one-point defeat to Kerry, it’s not too painful to pull together the links to the match reports. Not least given that, once again, Fergal did all the heavy lifting. Here’s the coverage on the weekend’s action. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph (match report, Andy Moran’s assessment), Kerry Sports Hub. Nationals: Irish Examiner, Irish Independent, […]