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Sunday match reports

Time tends to get concertinaed in the qualifiers. This time tomorrow we’ll know who we’re up against in a Round 3 match that’ll already have been played a week from now. Early this afternoon our match-day episode of the Mayo News football podcast from Páirc Esler will be online. That means I need to get this run through the media […]

Down 1-11 Mayo 1-16: one down on the qualifier road

There’s one thing about the qualifiers that’s more important than anything else and it’s a simple thing. You have to win your matches. This we did at Páirc Esler in Newry this evening and so we’re into the Round 3 draw on Monday morning. We controlled this match for most of the evening. True, when Down rocked us back after […]

Mayo 0-17 Roscommon 2-12: Clinical Roscommon win it at the death

Mayo started off the match on the right footing, putting over the first two scores of the game within five minutes. James Horan, however, was left to rue his side’s wastefulness in front of the posts as they could easily have been five points to the good at that early stage. This wastefulness was punished in the fifth minute as […]

Major win for the Minors

This evening’s Connacht MFC Round 2 clash with Roscommon at James Stephens Park in Ballina was obviously looked upon in advance as a bigger test for the county’s Minors compared to their opening round meeting with Leitrim a week ago. This was because the same evening the young Rossies had beaten fancied Galway by two points, to start their U17 […]

Arrangements for tomorrow evening

I’m in a bit of an odd mindset ahead of tomorrow evening’s match against Roscommon, for the simple fact that I’m not going to be there. Nor have I any hope of following the game from a distance either. Lookit, it’s not the first Championship match involving us that I’ve missed in recent years. Doubtless it won’t be the last […]

Minors open with decisive win

The county’s Minors began their Connacht Championship campaign with a Round 1 win over Leitrim at Ballinamore this evening. Leading by 0-8 to 0-4 at half-time, Tomás Morley’s charges pulled away after the break to win decisively by 1-20 to 0-6. Early points from Ethan Murphy (two), Aidan Cosgrove and Paddy Heneghan settled us well into this contest and gave […]

Monday match reports

It’s Monday morning and we’re the winners of the National Football League for 2019. Here’s what’s online about yesterday’s memorable title-winning performance at Croke Park. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph. Nationals: Irish Times – match report, Keith Duggan piece, post-match quotes; Irish Examiner – web, print; Irish Independent – match report, post-match quotes, Billy Keane piece, Eamonn Sweeney piece; Irish […]