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Details on Derry

So, after all these weeks of shadow-boxing, this coming Saturday we finally come face-to-face with knockout Championship football. Derry are our opponents in what’s a winner-on-the-day All-Ireland SFC preliminary quarter-final tie and the match throws in at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park in Castlebar at 6.30pm. Brendan Cawley of Kildare is the ref, the game is being streamed live on GAA […]

Mayo Football Podcast episode: Are Mayo back? Had they gone away?

Between reflecting on the Dublin game and looking ahead to the Derry match, there’s plenty to talk about for Mayo supporters this week. Mike is joined by Billy Joe Padden and Colm Keys of the Irish Independent to look back on some of the talking points from Dr Hyde Park on Sunday and to cast an eye over the prospect […]

Aidan O’Shea is our MOTM from yesterday’s game

Yesterday’s clash with Dublin was as near as we’ve come so far ths summer to a full-throated Championship encounter. Man-on-man contests all over the pitch, the scoreboard ticking over from first to last and drama aplenty, in particular right at the death. It was strange, then, to see that only two players who graced the turf at Dr Hyde Park […]

Minor semi-final confirmed for Longford on Sunday at 5.30pm

It’s set to be a busy weekend on the football front for the county. Hot on the heels of the Senior match against Derry being confirmed for Saturday at 6.30pm, it has now been announced that the All-Ireland Minor football semi-final between ourselves and Armagh will take place at Pearse Park in Longford on Sunday. Throw-in will be 5.30pm.

Monday match reports

Well, I picked a good one to miss, didn’t I? I saw most of yesterday’s pulsating Championship encounter with Dublin on TV – by the look of the sea of blue in the shots of the crowd, I was far from the only Mayo supporter following the action in that way – but this contest was surely one best experienced, […]

Mayo Football Podcast episode: Final Whistle – Mayo draw with Dubs

It looked Mayo were set to snatch a surprise win against the All-Ireland champions, but Dublin came back from the brink to earn a draw the denied Mayo top spot in the group.  Rob, Colm Boyle and Ed McGreal react to a dramatic day at Dr Hyde Park while Mike catches up with Kevin McStay and Tommy Conroy. This new […]

Mayo 0-17 Dublin 0-17: Mayo draw cold comfort

Almost. Mayo almost pulled off the shock of the season. With time running out, Ryan O’Donoghue kicked Mayo in front with a ballsy free from the right wing.  There was time for one more play though and Dublin showed why they are All-Ireland champions. Ciarán Kilkenny soared to pluck Stephen Cluxton’s kick-out from the skies. He fed Jack McCaffrey who […]

Game day – opportunity knocks

It’s Mayo v Dublin, with a significant twist. Those heady All-Ireland final days, when it would have been possible to fill Croke Park twice over such was the insatiable demand for tickets, are long gone. Instead, it won’t be a full house this afternoon when we meet the team we established such a rivalry with over the past decade. Instead […]