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State of the final eight

10:49am: “We’re sorry, but we couldn’t find any events” 10.51am: “You are now in line……………1,759 people in front of you” 11.07am: “You are now in line……………689 people in front of you” God, I really hate queuing for Mayo tickets online. Technology and I are not friends at the best of times. Give me a physical ticket put into my hand […]

Team named for Sunday

We’ve named our starting fifteen for Sunday’s Connacht SFC final against Galway at Croke Park (throw-in 1.30pm). Here it is: Mayo (Connacht SFC final v Galway, 25/7/2021): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Lee Keegan (Westport), Padraig O’Hora (Ballina Stephenites), Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber); Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels), Oisín Mullin (Kilmaine), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore); Matthew Ruane (Breaffy), Conor Loftus (Crossmolina Deel Rovers); Bryan Walsh […]

A little bit of history to be repeated

THE venue for this year’s Connacht final may be novel but it is not unprecedented. All of 98 years ago the replayed provincial final of 1922 between Galway and Sligo was also contested at Croke Park on the last day of September in 1923. As was common in those times, the match in question, which was played in late September […]

Galway preview – Mayo News football podcast 2021 E14

That oft-posed footballing question – will Galway bate Mayo? – is set to get another airing this coming Sunday, this time in the novel surroundings of Croke Park. It’s there that the destination of the Nestor Cup for 2021 will be decided and in this bumper episode of the Mayo News football podcast we preview this weekend’s Connacht final.   Mayo […]

Mega match week ahead

This piece was updated to include details of Friday’s Connacht Minor Championship match between Mayo and Roscommon and fixture details for the Mayo/Armagh Rackard Cup tie on Saturday. The week that has just started is set to be a busy one for a number of Mayo teams. There are seven Championship encounters involving Mayo teams down for decision between now […]

Leitrim review – Mayo News football podcast 2021 E13

Mayo galloped to an easy win over Leitrim last Sunday to book their place in this year’s Connacht football final. The Nestor Cup decider will, like last year, be a knockout clash against old rivals Galway, with the game down for decision on Sunday week. In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we review Mayo’s win over Leitrim […]