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U20s outgunned by Galway

Mike Solan’s Mayo U20s came to Tuam Stadium this evening seeking to land the county’s second Connacht title in a row at this level. While Galway went into tonight’s provincial decider as favourites, there were high hopes that our lads might upset those odds and land us another win over the neighbours. Sadly, however, it wasn’t to be. Galway took […]

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 […]

Minors clinch Connacht title in extra-time

Tonight’s Connacht MFC between Mayo and Galway was the first of four separate Championship meetings between the counties in a five-day span. If any of the other matches are anything as good as this rip-roaring encounter at Tuam Stadium then we’re all in for a treat. It was a contest that the Mayo youngsters won by the minimum margin, on […]

Sunday match reports

Holy moly, that one was close. Such was the meltdown we suffered in those final few frantic moments at MacHale Park last night that the coverage this morning could easily have been about our Championship exit. But it’s not, we won and the media reports are all about that heart-stopping, blood-and-thunder, old-fashioned knockout Championship victory we managed to secure. Here’s […]

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 […]