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A few thoughts on the draw

Photo: RTÉ So the draw’s been made for next year’s provincial championships, giving us a bit of clarity about the shape of early summer for us next year. Not a bad shape either, you’d have to say. It’s not an ultra-easy draw for us or anything. For the sixth year in a row we’ve been handed the task of beating […]

Mayo News football podcast 2018 – James Horan returns

After weeks of uncertainty about who would be guiding the fortunes of Mayo’s footballers next year, James Horan’s return to the managerial hot seat was confirmed at last week’s County Board meeting. In this bonus episode of the Mayo News football podcast we focus on the Ballintubber man’s reappointment to the position he held with such distinction between 2011 and […]

Club fixture details confirmed

Just a quick one to start the week in order to confirm a few upcoming club championship fixtures within the county. The Senior football championship semi-final replay between Castlebar Mitchels and Ballintubber will be played under the MacHale Park lights this coming Saturday evening (13th October), where throw-in has been fixed for 7pm. The IFC and SFC finals will then […]

James Horan confirmed as manager

Photo: Sky Sports James Horan was tonight confirmed as the new Mayo manager, returning to the position he previously held for four seasons up to the end of the 2014 championship campaign. His appointment was ratified tonight at a meeting of County Board club delegates, on foot of a recommendation from the County Board Executive which met beforehand. The appointment […]

Mayo News football podcast 2018 – club quarter-finals and manager update

Two topics dominate in Mayo GAA at the moment. Off the field of play it’s the question of who will be appointed as the next Mayo manager while on the pitch it’s all about the club championships. Both issues are covered in this episode of the Mayo News football podcast. Host Rob Murphy and I throw in the ball for […]

It has to be Horan

Photo: Balls.ie The process leading to the appointment of the next manager of the Mayo senior football team is now underway. Both James Horan – who previously held the post with great distinction between 2010 and 2014 – and Mike Solan, the current U20 manager who also led the county to U21 All-Ireland success in 2016, have been nominated for […]