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Considering Kerry

We’ve successfully negotiated our way through the qualifiers, encountering and overcoming far tougher opposition on the way than we had to do on previous backdoor runs. Our 2019 Championship odyssey now shifts back from straight knockout to three guaranteed outings over the next four weeks in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final group stage, aka the Super 8s. Our first opponents in Group […]

Galway review – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E29

The Mayo/Galway rivalry is one in which all the momentum has been in Galway’s favour in recent years but on Saturday night at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick the tide at last began to turn. Mayo’s win over the neighbours dumps Galway out of the championship and sends James Horan’s team through to the Super 8s.  The Mayo News football […]

Sunday match reports

It’s Sunday, the sun’s shining, we’ve beaten Galway and we’re in the Super 8s. That makes it a Super Sunday in my book. There’s plenty of coverage about last night’s hugely satisfying and long overdue win over the neighbours. Let’s take a dive into it. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph. Nationals: Irish Examiner (match report, James Horan quotes, James Horan […]

Mayo 2-13 Galway 1-13: Carr’s early goals drive us on to victory

It appears the tide has, indeed, turned. Mayo being Mayo, we had to have more drama at the end than we really needed to but, over the course of the 78 or so minutes that were played, we bossed the game for large spells and were full value for the three-point win with which we eventually came away from the […]

Team named, four changes

We’ve named our team for tomorrow evening’s all-or-nothing, do-or-die, shuddering knockout Championship clash with Galway. This Round 4 qualifier tie throws in at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick at 7pm tomorrow evening and here’s the starting fifteen we’ve named for it: Mayo (All-Ireland SFC Qualifier Round 4 v Galway, 6/7/2019): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Chris Barrett (Belmullet), Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), […]

Galway preview – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E28

As soon as Monday morning’s Round 4 qualifier draw paired Mayo against their age-old rivals Galway the countdown began to what promises to be a shuddering showdown encounter. The Gaelic Grounds in Limerick is the novel venue for Saturday evening’s meeting and there’s novelty too in the fact that, for the first time in twenty years, this championship clash between the two counties is […]