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Team to play Galway named

We’ve just named our team for Sunday. Here it is: Mayo (Connacht SFC final v Galway, 15/11/2020): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Oisín Mullin (Kilmaine), Chris Barrett (Clontarf), Lee Keegan (Westport); Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), Eoghan McLaughlin (Westport); Conor Loftus (Crossmolina Deel Rovers), Matthew Ruane (Breaffy); Kevin McLoughin (Knockmore), Mark Moran (Westport), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber); Tommy Conroy (The […]

The weekend’s matches

It’s already time to start thinking about the Championship matches involving the county that are on this coming weekend. There are three of them, all of the knockout variety, and there’s also some silverware up for grabs. All three games are available to watch this weekend and Midwest Radio will be providing commentary on them too. Let’s look at the […]

Cillian O’Connor our MOTM from yesterday’s game

When the team for yesterday’s Connacht SFC quarter-final against Leitrim was announced on Friday, most of the focus – understandably – centred on the significant injection of youth into the starting fifteen. In tough playing conditions on an extremely heavy playing surface at Carrick-on-Shannon, however, it was the impact of the more experienced players that proved key to the eleven-point […]

Monday match reports

It was tough going in difficult conditions for a good while against Leitrim at Carrick-on-Shannon yesterday. But we eventually got the job done, setting up a Connacht semi-final meeting with defending provincial champions Rosommon at Dr Hyde Park next Sunday. Here’s the media coverage that’s online about our win yesterday. Locals: Mayo News, Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph, Western People, Midwest […]

Leitrim review – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E32

The playing conditions were tough on a heavy pitch at Páirc Seán MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon on Sunday. The rain and the wind didn’t help matters either but, thanks to a masterclass performance from Cillian O’Connor, Mayo opened their Connacht Championship campaign with an eleven-point win over Leitrim and now go forward to meet defending provincial champions Roscommon in the semi-final […]

Leitrim 0-10 Mayo 2-15: first hurdle cleared

The reality of playing Championship football at this time of the year was brought home clearly in the form of the rain-splattered pictures beamed into our living rooms from Páirc Seán MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon this afternoon.  The day was wet and windy and it was obvious from early on that flowing summer football wouldn’t be in evidence. Instead, what we […]

Game day – young guns lead the charge for us today

It’s the first day of November and it’s also the day we finally get to play our first game in this year’s Championship. Such is life in this pandemic era we’re all living through. Today’s match is a Connacht SFC quarter-final against Leitrim at Páirc Seán MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon where throw-in is set for 1.15pm. Paul Faloon of Down is […]

Seven Championship debutants named to start on Sunday

We’ve named our team for Sunday’s Connacht SFC quarter-final against Leitrim at Carrick-on-Shannon (throw-in 1.15pm). Here’s the team we’re going with: Mayo (Connacht SFC v Leitrim, 1/11/2020): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Oisin Mullin (Kilmaine), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), Lee Keegan (Westport); Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels), Rory Brickenden (Westport), Eoghan McLaughlin (Westport); Matthew Ruane (Breaffy), Conor Loftus (Crossmolina Deel Rovers); Bryan Walsh […]