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Return to action this year is now looking unlikely

I was wrong about The Sunday Game the other night. The re-run they featured of the 2017 final might have been one to avoid – I certainly couldn’t face its bittersweet pain – but John Horan’s appearance on the show was of some interest. What the GAA President had to say about the likely timeframe for a return to action […]

Another time, another place

This afternoon at Páirc Seán MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon our Connacht Championship campaign was meant to get underway. Of course, like so much of life nowadays, that fixture, along with plans for the entire Championship, has been mothballed. Today’s scheduled meeting with Leitrim would certainly have had a novel air about it. We’ve only met Leitrim once in Connacht since the […]

JJ Cribbin RIP

The death was announced yesterday of former Mayo footballer JJ Cribbin. A native of Ballyhaunis, Fr Cribbin was Parish Priest of Milltown in Galway. He died yesterday at Mayo University Hospital following an illness. JJ Cribbin was a talented forward who tasted national success with the Green and Red at both underage and senior level. Ordained as a priest in […]

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, […]

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 […]

GAA getting ready to consider Championship changes

The announcement by the GAA yesterday – coming in the wake of the Government’s extension of the current Covid-19 restrictions until 5th May – that it intends to hold a remote Special Congress next Friday marks the first tentative confirmation by the Association that change is inevitably on the way for this year’s Championship. It’s not planned to bring to […]

Football, interrupted II – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E12

The Covid-19 pandemic remains a central feature in all of our lives right now, pushing so many other things – sport included – to the margins. In this so strangely altered world, the Mayo News football podcast has been pushed out of its comfort zone too but we haven’t been pushed completely off the agenda either. In this latest episode […]