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Mayo 2-21 Derry 1-13: somehow still in it

It’s impossible to provide any kind of rational narrative about what was, by any measure, one of the more irrational matches you’re likely to come across. It was a contest we refused to take charge of for so long, looked beaten before exploding to life near the end of normal time, then just as quickly threw away a winning position. […]

Team announced for tomorrow

Photo: @RMcB5Foundation We’ve announced our starting team for tomorrow’s do-or-die Round 2A qualifier against Derry at MacHale Park (throw-in 5pm). Here it is: Mayo (All-Ireland SFC qualifiers Round 2A v Derry, 1/7/2017): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Chris Barrett (Belmullet); Colm Boyle (Davitts), Lee Keegan (Westport), Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels); Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy), Tom Parsons […]

Mayo News football podcast extra – Derry scene set

Another big championship match involving the county tomorrow and so this definitely calls for a Mayo News football podcast bonus episode. In this one, host Rob Murphy and I help to set the scene for tomorrow’s crunch qualifier tie against Derry while Billy Joe Padden provides his thoughts on how Mayo might line out and what they need to do to […]

Mayo News football podcast – goalies and their parabolas

Monday lunchtime before (or, indeed, after) a big championship match involving us: that can mean only one thing. Yes, folks, it’s Mayo News football podcast time once again and this edition drills into a number of issues relating to Saturday’s do-or-die Round 2A qualifier clash with Derry. A tactical switch sees me sit this one out but host Rob Murphy […]

Saturday our sole focus now

The Gaelic football world is, understandably, all agog today at the brouhaha yesterday following Dublin’s evisceration of Westmeath in the kick-about formerly known as the Leinster football championship. Jim Gavin’s post-match outburst was hilarious at several levels – in particular the brazenly hypocritical one, given the filthy personal campaign that Dublin GAA proxies waged against Lee Keegan ahead of the […]