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Down review – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E25

Mayo hit the road at the start of another qualifier campaign this weekend, with a large travelling contingent from the county descending on Newry on Saturday night for a Round 2 knockout clash against Down. The Mayo News football podcast was there too to catch the atmosphere at the game in Pairc Esler and to assess the merits of Mayo’s five-point […]

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 […]

Five changes for tomorrow evening

The team we named a short while ago this evening – which is the same as the one leaked earlier today – for the Round 2 qualifier match against Down at Páirc Esler in Newry tomorrow evening (throw-in 7pm) is as follows: Mayo (All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers Round 2 v Down, 22/6/2019): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Chris Barrett (Belmullet), Brendan Harrison […]

Down preview – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E24

After a four-week gap, this coming weekend sees the resumption of championship action for Mayo. Proper championship action it is too, of the old-fashioned knockout variety, as James Horan takes his charges north to Newry knowing that it’s either his team or Paddy Tally’s Down who will be exiting the qualifiers on Saturday night. In this latest episode of the […]

Injury to Matthew Ruane confirmed

Both the Connaught Telegraph (here) and the Irish Independent (here) have now confirmed the news that will have already filtered through to many of you this morning, which is that midfielder Matthew Ruane broke his collarbone in training yesterday evening. No matter how you dress this up, it’s a massive, massive blow for us. First and foremost, of course, for […]