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Roscommon review – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E34

2015 was the most recent year Mayo featured in a Connacht final and this year defending champions Roscommon stood in the way of a first provincial final appearance by the Green and Red in five years. It was a challenge that James Horan’s side were well up for as they came away from Dr Hyde Park on Sunday with a […]

Monday match reports

It’s Monday morning so that means it’s time for a quick gallop through the coverage that’s online about our match yesterday. A good one it was too from our perspective – with Cork’s sensational extra-time win over Kerry keeping us nicely away from the limelight – as we qualified for the Connacht final for the first time in five years. […]

Roscommon 0-13 Mayo 1-16: surprisingly easy

I doubt I was alone in feeling that it would be tough for us to come away from Dr Hyde Park with a result this afternoon. How wrong can you be? We almost strolled to victory over Roscommon this afternoon, the match won well before David Gough finally blew for full-time. We made one change ahead of throw-in, opting to […]

Game day – this one won’t be easy

As this strange Championship campaign hurtles on at top speed, we’re back in do-or-die action again today. This afternoon at Dr Hyde Park we face Roscommon, with this behind-closed-doors tie throwing in at the Roscommon venue at 1.30pm. David Gough from Meath is the ref and the match is being broadcast live on RTE2. Although last year was our first […]

Overriding the Rossies in unprecedented times

It’s been a while since I put pen to paper for this blog. April to be precise. David Brady’s Laochra Gael had just aired and we faced into an indefinite number of months without sport.  It was a tough slog, we kept ourselves entertained with 5km challenges, zoom quizzes and reruns of Reeling in The Years and Love/Hate. My housemate […]

Two changes for Sunday

We’ve named our team for Sunday. Here it is: Mayo (Connacht SFC semi-final v Roscommon, 8/11/2020): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Oisin Mullin (Kilmaine), Chris Barrett (Clontarf), Lee Keegan (Westport); Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), Eoghan McLaughlin (Westport); Matthew Ruane (Breaffy), Conor Loftus (Crossmolina Deel Rovers); Bryan Walsh (Ballintubber), Ryan O’Donoghue (Belmullet), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintbber); Tommy Conroy (The Neale), […]

Roscommon preview – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E33

Hot on the heels of last Sunday’s Connacht Championship opener against Leitrim, Mayo are back in action this coming Sunday. This time it’s a provincial semi-final meeting at Dr Hyde Park with defending Connacht champions Roscommon and in this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we preview the big match. Host Rob Murphy introduces the podcast and then it’s […]

Checking out the Rossies

So, regardless of what has happened on the other side of the provincial draw, on Sunday we’re back in Championship action once again. This time we’re up against defending Connacht champions Roscommon with the match taking place at Dr Hyde Park. Throw-in on Sunday is 1.30pm and the game is being broadcast live on RTE2. Meath’s David Gough will ref […]

Sligo’s withdrawal undermines integrity of Covid era Championship

I guess it was only a matter of time. While the daily Covid-19 infection rates are once more on the decline, there have been a number of outbreaks within GAA county panels in recent weeks and at some point this trend risked making it impossible for a county to field a team in a Championship game. That happened last night […]