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A week ’till Sunday

So, it appears pretty much certain that the resumption of inter-county action will happen next weekend. For a brief period last Thursday it looked as if the GAA might be having second thoughts about playing out the remaining fixtures in the National League – a development reported on that day by the Irish Examiner – but this was quickly scotched […]

Tom Parsons special – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E27

To coincide with World Mental Health Week, Mindspace Mayo have been working hard to increase people’s awareness about positive mental health. As part of this effort, they’ve drafted in Mayo footballer Tom Parsons to launch a new pocket-sized information card they produced in association with Mayo GAA. The card — which is full of helpful tips and advice to improve people’s mental health and […]

Inter-county prospects back on knife-edge

As the days tick down to the planned resumption of inter-county action – it’s just eleven days now until we’re supposed to be facing Galway in the National League at Tuam (throw-on on the 18th is set for 2pm) – so the number of daily Covid-19 infections increases remorselessly. This is no game but if it’s viewed as a contest […]

Resumption of inter-county action fast approaching

The pandemic is still with us – very much so, Marty, as Martin Carney would say – but we’re getting ever closer to the date when inter-county football is set to resume. It’s certainly a weird year in footballing terms, as it is for pretty much every aspect of life right now. Over the next four weeks, while the leaves […]

Details of upcoming fixtures confirmed

The GAA today confirmed details of its refixed inter-county calendar for 2020 – details here. This covers both what’s left of the League and all of the match in the Championship, incorporating as well the various secondary competitions in hurling (on which a small bit anon). For us, the fun is set to start in Tuam Stadium three weeks from […]

Senior final review – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E26

It’s been the best Mayo Senior football Championship in ages and yesterday’s final between Knockmore and Breaffy finished off the season in fine style. Ray Dempsey’s hard-working, energetic Knockmore side are the SFC champions for 2020, their youthful zest and hunger to succeed proving too much for a Breaffy team who, once again, tasted defeat at the final hurdle. In […]

Club finals: Intermediate and Junior finals review – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E25

Over the weekend, the Mayo club football season reached its crescendo, with compelling finals played out in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Championships. The Mayo News football podcast was there, as it’s been all summer, to catch the action, get the post-match reaction and analyse how the games were won and lost. In this first episode of two club final […]