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No hype, no Hill but do we have a hope in hell?

I remember the first time I witnessed Cillian O’Connor in action, I was maybe six or seven and Ballintubber school were facing Killawalla, my school, in a Cumann Na mBunscoil game on our hallowed turf. That team was full of what would become future well-known Ballintubber stars but Cillian stood out a mile. One of the teachers in our school, […]

The final countdown IV – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E47

There are just three days to go now until Mayo lock horns with five-in-a-row champions Dublin in this year’s Covid-era All-Ireland final. Despite the unprecedented backdrop to Saturday’s decider, with the game set to be played behind closed doors at Croke Park, the pre-match excitement continues to mount. That’s also the case on the Mayo News football podcast where ‘The Final Countdown’ series […]

Final build-up continues

The Christmas tree is finally up here in our house and there are only four days to go to the All-Ireland final. And as the days count down, the build-up continues. In a very different way, of course, but that’s no surprise, given the times that we’re living through. The coverage in the lead-in to the game is starting to […]

Supporters’ input needed for the podcast

Christmas or no Christmas it’s foot to the boards this week on the Mayo News football podcast. Our first episode of the week went online last night and we have three more to come – tomorrow, Thursday and Friday – ahead of Saturday’s big match. For the Friday episode we’re looking to gather some audio input from Mayo supporters. We […]

The final countdown III – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E46

The Final Countdown to Saturday’s All-Ireland decider is now on in earnest and as the build-up continues we’ve got another Mayo News football podcast episode for you to enjoy. Rob Murphy and I introduce this episode and our two special guests bring you two very different perspectives ahead of Saturday’s final. First we hear from Sheila O’Shea, mother of Mayo captain Aidan, […]

Let’s discuss Dublin

Right, the hurling is over and done with and we’re now just six days away from the football final. It’s time to start counting down in earnest to Saturday evening’s decider, so let’s start with a bit of a gawk at the opposition. They need no introduction, to us or anyone else, at this stage. Five-in-a-row All-Ireland champions, which is […]

The final countdown II – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E45

As the lead-in to this year’s novel Christmas All-Ireland final gathers pace, ‘The Final Countdown’ series on the Mayo News football podcast continues too. Fans won’t be able to be attend this Covid-era decider but that doesn’t mean that supporter interest is any lower for this final than it has been in other years that Mayo have been involved. In […]

The final countdown – Mayo News football 2020 E44

The man in the red suit is already planning his annual global itinerary but ahead of his arrival down the chimney Mayo supporters all over the world are gearing up for the county’s involvement in a novel Christmas All-Ireland final. Once again it’s mighty Dublin who stand in Mayo’s way in the battle for Sam but, for Mayo’s fans, another […]

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 […]