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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 […]

Sligo win sends Minors through

The county’s Minors finished up their group matches last weekend in this year’s Connacht MFC, with their hopes of advancing to the semi-final dependent on the result of this evening’s final round match between Sligo and Roscommon at Markievicz Park. We needed Sligo to win tonight to make it through ahead of Roscommon while a win for the young Rossies […]

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 […]

Resolute Rossies land Nestor in style

At half-time in today’s Connacht final at Pearse Stadium, the outcome looked pretty settled. Galway has seized control in the second quarter to lead by five at the break. All they seemingly had to do now was to toss out the shawl and see the game out. It didn’t quite work out like that. Fair play to Roscommon. After a […]

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 […]