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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 […]

Dome defeat in the FBD

Mayo opened their inter-county year in the novel surroundings of the Air Dome in the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence this evening. Their FBD League semi-final against Galway was a helter-skelter affair on the very fast all-weather surface but it was the more inventive Tribesmen who stayed the distance better, winning by four points. We’d named an extremely experimental side […]

Team details for this evening

Details of our match-day 26 for this evening’s FBD League semi-final against Galway in the Dome (throw-in 6pm) were announced late last night. Here’s the starting fifteen and subs we’ve named for this pre-season outing: Mayo (FBD Connacht League semi-final v Galway, 7/1/2022): Rory Byrne (Castlebar Mitchels); Donnacha McHugh (Castlebar Mitchels), Padraig O’Hora (Ballina Stephenites), Sam Callinan (Ballina Stephenites); Paddy […]

MacHale Park is touch and go for Galway game in April

All the talk at the moment is focused on the very impressive playing conditions under the Air Dome at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence – where our inter-county season gets going this coming Friday in the FBD League against Galway – but the venue for our Connacht Championship quarter-final meeting with the Tribesmen in late April is in the […]

GAA publishes 2022 master fixtures schedule

With the reindeers’ hooves almost ready to clatter onto the rooftops accompanied by a generous side portion of ho-ho-hoing, the GAA has finally released details of its master fixtures schedule for next year. You’ll find it all here. Of most immediate interest, given that the action gets underway in just over a month’s time, will be the National League fixtures […]

Bad draw for both ourselves and Galway

The 2022 Connacht Championship draw that was made a short while ago today certainly didn’t do ourselves or Galway any favours. We’ve been drawn against each other at the quarter-final stage, with the winners then facing Leitrim or London in the semis. On the other side of the draw, meanwhile, Roscommon have to all intents and purposes been handed a […]

Discovering Gaelic football

I still remember the day I fell in love with Gaelic football: it was July 19th, 2009.  On the previous afternoon, my husband and I drove from his hometown of Westport, Co. Mayo, through Delphi in Connemara to Galway City.  All along the way, on houses in every village, outside every roadside pub or Texaco, the competing county flags of […]

Tuesday match reports

A round-up of match reports on a Tuesday morning is a bit of a rarity here on the blog but there were matches on involving Mayo over the last three days so here’s a very quick gallop on the resultant coverage that’s out there on these games. Rackard Cup final: GAA, Mayo GAA, RTÉ, BBC, Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph, Western […]

Ladies hold out to make the semis

At half-time in today’s LGFA SFC quarter-final at MacHale Park it looked as if Mayo were going to beat Galway with considerable ease. The neighbours weren’t, though, prepared to bow out without a fight and it took some determined rearguard action for Michael Moyles’ team to seal a hard-fought 1-15 to 1-11 win over Galway. After heavy rain in the […]