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All momentum with Green reform option

The GAA’s Central Council are due to meet this weekend to consider the two Championship structure reform proposals that were put forward by a working group the association convened in the wake of last year’s Special Congress, which saw the radical Proposal B narrowly fail to gain the required 60% support. As you may recall from a piece I did […]

Two club All-Ireland semi-finals on this weekend

The start of the 2022 inter-county season is now approaching rapidly – with our first National League match, against Donegal at Markievicz Park, set to be played on Sunday week – but this coming weekend there are two important Mayo-related All-Ireland semi-finals to keep an eye on. First up are the Castlebar Mitchels’ women footballers who take on Kerry’s Castleisland […]

Oisín is staying!

Mayo GAA announced within the last hour that two-time Young Footballer of the Year Oisín Mullin has decided to stay in Ireland to concentrate on playing for Mayo and for his club Kilmaine. The statement from Mayo GAA confirming Oisín’s decision is here. As he confirms in the statement, the opportunity to go to Australia to play Aussie Rules professionally […]

Colm Boyle Special (Part 1) – Mayo News Football Podcast 2022 E2

A number of players have worn the Mayo jersey with great distinction over the past decade. One of these epitomised the county’s new never-say-die attitude in the years since 2011 more than most and it’s no coincidence that four-time All-Star Colm Boyle became such a fans’ favourite during this time.  In this episode of the Mayo News Football Podcast, Mike […]

Patreon plans for the podcast are ready to go

Last year we ran some market research about the Mayo News football podcast, to test the waters about ideas we were tossing around about developing more content for our listeners and how best to do this. This is a topic we’ve thought long and hard about over several months and we’re now delighted to unveil our plans for 2022. Our […]

FBD Review – Mayo News football podcast 2022 E1

The New Year has already seen football action at both inter-county and club levels, with Mayo edged out by Galway in the FBD League in the novel surroundings of the Air Dome at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence, while Kilmeena and Knockmore experienced contrasting fortunes in their respective Connacht football finals.  In this first Mayo News football podcast episode […]

Wasteful Knockmore just come up short

They say goals win games but, you know, points help too. Accuracy in front of the posts even more so and, on that metric alone, Padraig Pearses deserved their win over Knockmore in today’s Connacht Senior club football final. They recorded just two wides compared to fourteen from the Mayo champions as they emerged from James Stephens Park the victors […]

Kilmeena canter to Connacht title

Mayo JFC champions Kilmeena had it all their own way in the Connacht Junior football final at Markievicz Park today. Sligo’s St Patricks were no match for the West Mayo outfit who galloped to a sixteen-point win, on a scoreline of 1-18 to 0-5. I kept one ear on Midwest for some of the game but I wasn’t, I confess, […]