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Dublin 3-14 Mayo 1-10: blue wave washes us away after the break

Well, that sure was a game of two halves. At the break, with us eight to six up, things were looking as positive as we could have hoped for in advance. We’d worked like demons in that opening half, repeatedly turning over the ball in our backline to break up their attacks and asking questions of them at the other […]

Meath review – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E33

One home win stands between Mayo and a place in the All-Ireland semi-finals after Sunday’s action in Croke Park. It was far from a straightforward afternoon but Mayo’s nine-point victory over Meath, combined with a draw between Donegal and Kerry, leaves James Horan’s side right in contention ahead of their Phase 3 clash with the Ulster champions in two weeks […]

Mayo 2-17 Meath 0-14: Royals rumbled by Mayo’s final quarter blitz

The rollercoaster that is Mayo’s 2019 championship campaign continues … at least for another two weeks. Kerry and Donegal’s enthralling encounter finished in a draw in Croke Park, and so Mayo now know their mission in their final game of the Super 8s – it’s simple; beat Donegal in Castlebar and we will contest an All-Ireland semi-final for the eighth […]

Game day – a win’s a must today

It’s game day again, with a return to Croke Park for James and the lads. It’s a return to win-or-bust territory for them too. So much has happened since the last time the team played at the venue in the League final at the end of March. Defeat to Roscommon a few weeks after that threw our planned Championship trajectory […]

The day before

On goes this crazy Championship rollercoaster. We’d no time to celebrate properly after the Galway win, equally we’ve had to pack away in short order all those negative thoughts after last Sunday’s thumping down in Killarney. Once again, for what is now the fifth weekend on the trot, the team is back out playing Championship football. And, like it was […]

Team named, three changes

The team for Sunday’s Super 8s Phase 2 clash with Meath a Croke Park (throw-in 2pm) was named a bit earlier this evening. Here it is: Mayo (All-Ireland SFC quarter-final Phase 2 v Meath, 21/7/2019): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), Brendan Harrison (Aghamore), Eoin O’Donoghue (Belmullet); Lee Keegan (Westport), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Donal Vaughan (Castlebar […]

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 […]