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Football, interrupted IV – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E14

With the May Day Bank Holiday now behind us, we should all be gearing up for the start of another summer of Championship action. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, however, means that this isn’t going to happen any time soon, if at all, this year. Despite this, there’s still plenty of football-related talk to be had and we’ve got loads of […]

Happy Mayo Day!

The Mayo Day concept began in 2015 and it has gone from strength to strength in the years since then, my own favourite without question being the 2016 one. This is the sixth year Mayo Day has been celebrated and, like so much of life nowadays, it’s set to be a much-changed day this year. I mentioned yesterday the raft […]

Football, interrupted III – Mayo News football podcast 2020, E13

As the Covid-19 pandemic rumbles on, the realisation is now dawning on everyone that we’ll be living with this new normal for quite a while. So many things we took for granted, football included, are struggling to get a look in at this time, though here on the Mayo News football podcast we’re determined to keep the football chat going, […]

Chris is getting close to home

You might recall that I mentioned a while back the virtual walk across the country from Dublin to Louisburgh that’s being undertaken by Chris O’Grady. Well, Chris is still walking and he’s now nearing home. The entire walk is being undertaken by the cocooned septuagenarian in his back garden up here in Dublin. He has the back well broken on […]

Focus has to be on club action now

The announcement by the Government today (here) on mass gatherings this summer has cast further doubt on the viability of Championship action resuming any time soon. The Government confirmed that gatherings requiring local authority licences to cater for crowds in excess of 5,000 will not be permitted this side of September. While the statement made no mention of sporting events, […]

GAA begins to bow to the inevitable on fixtures

The GAA has today finally accepted that its 2020 Championship fixture calendar – at both club and inter-county levels – cannot remain in place, due to the ongoing restrictions arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. The GAA’s statement issued today is here. This is the first formal recognition from Croke Park that widespread changes to this year’s fixture list have to […]

2017 – a summer like no other!

Pushed very close by the renaissance of 2004 and the goal-glut of 2013, 2017 is probably the most enjoyable Championship campaign I can remember since I started following the fortunes of the Mayo senior football team. Ten games, four draws and the priceless scalp of Kerry don’t even tell half the story as Mayo’s summer routinely lurched from the sublime […]