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Congrats to marathon man Cathal

When times are bad, positive news stories tend to hit home with even greater impact. That’s certainly the case in this worrying and deeply surreal period where the news cycle is almost universally dominated by negative developments. This means that the story about Cathal Freeman’s quixotic marathon-with-a-sliotar, which he completed successfully earlier this evening, is even more uplifting and welcome […]

Laochra Gael featuring David Brady on this Thursday

In these sports-starved pandemic days, the only sporting action that’s on television is of the golden oldie kind. In that vein, TG4’s long-running Laochra Gael programme – this is its 18th series – has featured loads of prominent stars of yesteryear. This week the show features the county’s own David Brady. The larger-than-life Ballina Stephenites player appeared in four All-Ireland […]

Football, interrupted – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E11

The rapidly spreading Covid-19 coronavirus has, with astonishing speed, upended much of what had hitherto passed for normal life right around the globe. Sports events have come to a standstill everywhere and, closer to home in the world of Mayo GAA, the fraught issue of whether or not Mayo might be able to avoid the drop from Division One this […]

Hope springs eternal

This article first appeared in this week’s edition of the Mayo News as the ‘On the Road’ piece in the sports supplement – it’s here. I could, I suppose, say that at this stage the car knows how to drive itself from our house in Dublin down to Castlebar but, of course, self-driving technology isn’t there yet. With three cross-country […]

Croí jersey for tomorrow night’s match unveiled

The one-match-only Mayo jersey that the team will be wearing in tomorrow night’s National League Division One game against Kerry at MacHale Park (throw-in 7.15pm) has been revealed. That’s it in the image above and very nice it looks too. Kudos to Croí, Mayo GAA and Elvery’s for helping to make this initiative happen. Don’t forget that tomorrow evening’s match […]