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Jason’s injury confirmed as a cruciate one

The news every Mayo fan feared following Jason Doherty’s departure from the field of play last Saturday night on a motorised stretcher has now been confirmed. Mayo GAA issued a statement a short while ago (here) stating that Jason’s injury is an anterior cruciate ligament one. The recovery time for an ACL injury is measured in months. It could take […]

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 […]

Team named, three changes

We’ve named our team for this evening’s do-or-die Super 8s clash with Donegal at MacHale Park (throw-in 6pm). Here’s the starting fifteen we’ve selected. Mayo (All-Ireland SFC quarter-final Phase 3 v Donegal, 3/8/2019): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Chris Barrett (Belmullet), Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Eoin O’Donoghue (Belmullet); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore); Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy); […]

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 […]