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Meath review – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E33

One home win stands between Mayo and a place in the All-Ireland semi-finals after Sunday’s action in Croke Park. It was far from a straightforward afternoon but Mayo’s nine-point victory over Meath, combined with a draw between Donegal and Kerry, leaves James Horan’s side right in contention ahead of their Phase 3 clash with the Ulster champions in two weeks […]

Mayo 2-17 Meath 0-14: Royals rumbled by Mayo’s final quarter blitz

The rollercoaster that is Mayo’s 2019 championship campaign continues … at least for another two weeks. Kerry and Donegal’s enthralling encounter finished in a draw in Croke Park, and so Mayo now know their mission in their final game of the Super 8s – it’s simple; beat Donegal in Castlebar and we will contest an All-Ireland semi-final for the eighth […]

Game day – a win’s a must today

It’s game day again, with a return to Croke Park for James and the lads. It’s a return to win-or-bust territory for them too. So much has happened since the last time the team played at the venue in the League final at the end of March. Defeat to Roscommon a few weeks after that threw our planned Championship trajectory […]

The day before

On goes this crazy Championship rollercoaster. We’d no time to celebrate properly after the Galway win, equally we’ve had to pack away in short order all those negative thoughts after last Sunday’s thumping down in Killarney. Once again, for what is now the fifth weekend on the trot, the team is back out playing Championship football. And, like it was […]

Team named, three changes

The team for Sunday’s Super 8s Phase 2 clash with Meath a Croke Park (throw-in 2pm) was named a bit earlier this evening. Here it is: Mayo (All-Ireland SFC quarter-final Phase 2 v Meath, 21/7/2019): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Eoin O’Donoghue (Belmullet); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Donal Vaughan (Castlebar […]

Meath preview – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E32

The Super 8s don’t allow much time for looking back at the match just played, with the next one approaching rapidly almost as soon as full-time has been called on the one that preceded it. In Mayo’s case this week that’s probably just as well, as otherwise supporters would have ended up doing some serious brooding over the manner of […]

Measuring Meath

It’s a blessing and a curse that the games are coming along so rapidly at us in this year’s Championship. This week-to-week-to-week schedule has meant that we’d no time at all to luxuriate in having bested Galway for the first time since 2016 but now it means equally we’ve no period in which we’re condemned to brood on Sunday’s hosing […]

The morning after

It’s the morning after the defeat in Killarney, a day where, when the final whistle blew, it looked for all the world like our Championship run had ended for this year. But it hasn’t. This odd Championship structure, which we’re only now getting our heads around, sees us back in action yet again in a week’s time, this time with […]

Meath prove a bridge too far for brave hurlers

Photo: @MayoGAA It wasn’t to be for the county’s U21 hurlers in their All-Ireland B final against Meath at Semple Stadium this afternoon. They put up a brave fight against very strong opposition but had no answer when the young Royals turned up the heat in the final ten minutes. Meath, who’d lost the final to Wicklow twelve months ago, […]