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Football, interrupted III – Mayo News football podcast 2020, E13

As the Covid-19 pandemic rumbles on, the realisation is now dawning on everyone that we’ll be living with this new normal for quite a while. So many things we took for granted, football included, are struggling to get a look in at this time, though here on the Mayo News football podcast we’re determined to keep the football chat going, […]

Focus has to be on club action now

The announcement by the Government today (here) on mass gatherings this summer has cast further doubt on the viability of Championship action resuming any time soon. The Government confirmed that gatherings requiring local authority licences to cater for crowds in excess of 5,000 will not be permitted this side of September. While the statement made no mention of sporting events, […]

GAA begins to bow to the inevitable on fixtures

The GAA has today finally accepted that its 2020 Championship fixture calendar – at both club and inter-county levels – cannot remain in place, due to the ongoing restrictions arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. The GAA’s statement issued today is here. This is the first formal recognition from Croke Park that widespread changes to this year’s fixture list have to […]

GAA getting ready to consider Championship changes

The announcement by the GAA yesterday – coming in the wake of the Government’s extension of the current Covid-19 restrictions until 5th May – that it intends to hold a remote Special Congress next Friday marks the first tentative confirmation by the Association that change is inevitably on the way for this year’s Championship. It’s not planned to bring to […]

Football, interrupted II – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E12

The Covid-19 pandemic remains a central feature in all of our lives right now, pushing so many other things – sport included – to the margins. In this so strangely altered world, the Mayo News football podcast has been pushed out of its comfort zone too but we haven’t been pushed completely off the agenda either. In this latest episode […]

Congrats to marathon man Cathal

When times are bad, positive news stories tend to hit home with even greater impact. That’s certainly the case in this worrying and deeply surreal period where the news cycle is almost universally dominated by negative developments. This means that the story about Cathal Freeman’s quixotic marathon-with-a-sliotar, which he completed successfully earlier this evening, is even more uplifting and welcome […]