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Season preview – Mayo News football podcast 2021 E1

It’s been a long, long wait for the football-mad Mayo GAA fraternity but, with Covid restrictions once more starting to ease and competitive fixtures at inter-county level confirmed for the year, we can all finally begin to look forward in earnest to another year of football action. Joining in this return to play is the Mayo News football podcast, which […]

Connacht Championship draw on next Monday evening

The draws for the various provincial Championships in hurling and football are set to be made next week. The draws will be made live on RTÉ, split across the Morning Ireland show on Radio One and the station’s Six-One TV news programme. It’s on the latter programme, next Monday evening, that the Connacht Championship draw will be made. They might […]

Monday match reports

We’re back in the final and, because yesterday’s match was an All-Ireland semi-final, there’s obviously oodles of coverage about it. Here are all your Monday morning links to what’s online relating to yesterday’s big win for the lads over Tipperary at a fog-bound Croke Park. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph (match report, post-match quotes), Tipperary Live. Nationals: Irish Times (live […]

Tipperary review – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E43

Mayo’s footballers have provided so many memorable Croke Park performances over the past decade. The devastating way that they put Tipperary to the sword in an eerily empty and fog-bound Croke Park was one to savour by Mayo supporters, even if they all had to do this watching on at home on TV. The Mayo News football podcast was, though, […]

Mayo 5-20 Tipperary 3-13: Cillian runs riot in Tipp thumping

Well, hands up all those of you who saw that coming. I did have the idle thought ahead of throw-in today that, if we started well in today’s All-Ireland semi-final with Tipperary, we might just gut them but I still didn’t expect it to happen. But gut them we did and this game was well over as a contest before […]

Game day – semi-finals are for winning

So here we are. It’s a perishingly cold morning here in the capital, where, after a night of hard frost, a thick mist hangs over the December air. We live not far from the sea here and at regular intervals the mournful calling from out on the bay of a ship’s horn breaks the Sunday morning silence. And we’re in […]

The day before

Christmas is approaching and it’s All-Ireland semi-final weekend. What a bonkers year this truly is. Darkness has already fallen here in the capital and it’s cold out, with frost likely tonight under the clear sky. It’s December weather but it’s still Championship season. Down the road from me here – little more than a twenty-minute tramp – the weekend’s first […]