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Donegal review – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E35

Words on a podcast description can hardly do justice to what transpired in MacHale Park on Saturday evening. A truly unforgettable evening at the famous Castlebar venue saw Mayo prevail over the Ulster champions Donegal, underlining why they are still among the top teams in the land.  On this week’s episode of the Mayo News football podcast host Rob Murphy […]

The day after

In this crazy, week-to-week Championship run we’ve been on all summer, it’s as if each day has its allotted role. If that is the case then today is the one where – all too briefly – we bask in the pure, unalloyed enjoyment of the win the lads secured the day before. What a win it was. In watching the […]

Mayo 1-14 Donegal 1-10: Majestic Mayo defeat Donegal with awesome performance of grit and guile

Mayo confounded the critics and bookmakers alike with a “men versus boys” display to defeat Donegal and earn their place in the All-Ireland semi-final. Next Saturday evening will most likely see Mayo take on the Dubs in Croke Park but that can wait until tomorrow. Tonight is about savouring a special victory and a special bunch of players. It was […]

Game day – time to make home advantage count

It’s game day. And a big one – a match that’ll either provide us with our ticket for next weekend’s All-Ireland semi-final or else will end our inter-county year. Everything is on the line this evening at MacHale Park in Castlebar where Meath’s David Gough will be throwing the ball in at 6pm. As I mentioned yesterday, it’s set to […]

Mayo v Donegal – a Super 8s Saturday night showdown

God, I badly needed that weekend off. Five weeks in a row was taking its toll on the body and the wallet – Newry, Castlebar, Limerick, Killarney and Dublin were all frequented in June and July. It felt like I was playing Discovering Ireland as a kid again!  The young lad was happy with the weekend off too as he […]

Donegal preview – Mayo News football podcast E34

Mayo return to action this weekend in Phase 3 of the Super 8s after a one-week break that must have felt like a month for all involved. Donegal come to town in a winner-takes-all tussle at MacHale Park with a place in the All-Ireland semi-final at stake.  On our preview podcast this week, host Rob Murphy is joined by John […]

Feast of football on Saturday

This can often be an odd time of the year from a football perspective, with the Championship up and running but at the same time not enough action to get your teeth into. That shouldn’t be a complaint for punters heading to MacHale Park on Saturday. It was announced yesterday that county teams will be in action in three different […]

Mayo 3-15 Monaghan 1-18: we’re in the final

We’re in the League final. For long stretches today it didn’t look like this was going to happen, not because of any real failings on our part but instead due to the fact that Galway appeared to have the beating of Tyrone up in Omagh. But then the narrative changed in Healy Park, while at the same time we began […]