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A few initiatives from Mayo GAA are worth a mention, not least in light of our appearance, once again, in an All-Ireland semi-final this year. The first is a project entitled Laochra Mhaigh Eo that seeks to honour teams that have represented the county with distinction down the years. This will be done via a celebration wall at MacHale Park […]

Senior final review – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E26

It’s been the best Mayo Senior football Championship in ages and yesterday’s final between Knockmore and Breaffy finished off the season in fine style. Ray Dempsey’s hard-working, energetic Knockmore side are the SFC champions for 2020, their youthful zest and hunger to succeed proving too much for a Breaffy team who, once again, tasted defeat at the final hurdle. In […]

Club finals: Intermediate and Junior finals review – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E25

Over the weekend, the Mayo club football season reached its crescendo, with compelling finals played out in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Championships. The Mayo News football podcast was there, as it’s been all summer, to catch the action, get the post-match reaction and analyse how the games were won and lost. In this first episode of two club final […]

Knockmore are the champions

At the start of the summer you’d have got decent odds on Knockmore lifting the Moclair Cup this year. Indeed, as late as the quarter-final stage they were only one of six clubs with serious ambitions to lift the title. Tonight, however, they stand alone – they’re county champions for the first time since 1997, with this afternoon’s two-point victory […]

Balla claim first Intermediate crown

With the sun having set, it was the hum of the generator powering the floodlights that provided the backdrop to tonight’s Intermediate Championship final at MacHale Park. A tense title decider it was too but it produced a clear winner, with Balla upsetting the odds to emerge four-point victors over neighbours Kiltimagh and claim a historic first ever Intermediate Championship […]

Kilmaine just do it

The Junior football Championship final ended a short while ago and it’s Kilmaine who are the champions. They only just edged out a heroic young Kilmeena side, capturing the Pete McDonnell Cup on a scoreline of 1-13 to 1-12. This was a real high quality decider played in perfect conditions in a sunwashed MacHale Park. The vantage point provided by […]

Finals countdown

A feast of club football finals takes place at MacHale Park this weekend, bringing down the curtain on what’s been a hugely entertaining club Championship season. It’s been a summer for of compelling contests and interesting sub-plots, with an extremely robust case being made all the while in favour of a split season between inter-county and club action. That’s something […]

The weekend’s match schedule

It’s a full weekend at MacHale Park, with four county finals down for decision over the two days at the Castlebar venue. The good news is that yesterday’s Covid-19 announcement means that a small number of supporters will be able to attend their club’s match at the weekend. Mayo GAA announced today that all Cáirde Mhaigheo season ticket holders whose […]

Club semi-finals review – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E23

It’s been another hectic weekend of club Championship action, at the conclusion of which we’re down to the finalists at Senior, Intermediate and Junior levels. In this latest edition of the Mayo News football podcast, we’ve got an array of voices talking about all of the weekend’s action and more besides. Host Rob Murphy is back in the saddle for […]