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All four Mayo games available to view this weekend

There are four Mayo teams in League action this weekend and, in these days when all matches have to be played behind closed doors, this morning comes welcome confirmation that all four of them will be available to watch. Two of them will be broadcast on TV and the other two will be streamed online. Let’s take them in the […]

Mayo team for LGFA opener named

We’ve named our team for the women’s football League opener against Galway on Saturday evening at MacHale Park (throw-in 7.30pm). Here it is: Mayo (LGFA NFL Division !a v Galway, 22/5/2021): Laura Brennan (Hollymount); Orla Conlon (Castlebar Mitchels), Kathryn Sullivan (Castlebar Mitchels), Tamara O’Connor (Cill Chomain); Éilís Ronayne (Davitts), Clodagh McManamon (Burrishoole), Ella Brennan (Charlestown Sarsfields); Fiona McHale (Carnacon), Mary […]

The weekend ahead

It’s Monday evening so already it’s time to box away everything about last weekend’s matches and to switch the focus to the action that’s set to take place this coming weekend. There’s plenty of it too, with no fewer than four Mayo games down for decision between Saturday and Sunday. Like last weekend, there are League matches in football, hurling […]

Eoghan McLaughlin our MOTM from yesterday’s game

Yesterday’s Connacht final was tense and tight from first ’till last, the outcome decided by the minimum margin. The Man of the Match poll here on the blog didn’t exhibit the same close margins – Eoghan McLaughlin wins the award with an emphatic 32% of the vote. His last-second intervention – in which he felled the in-rushing Seán Kelly, just […]

Galway review – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E36

It was tense and tight in the Connacht final at Pearse Stadium yesterday but at the finish it was Mayo who emerged with the narrowest of wins. James Horan’s team came away from Salthill with the Nestor Cup and that precious ticket to next month’s All-Ireland semi-final, where they’ll meet either Cork or Tipperary. In this episode of the Mayo News football […]

Monday match reports

Who cares that it’s a dreary old Monday morning in November? We’ve just won the Connacht Championship and now have an All-Ireland semi-final appearance to look forward to in three weeks time. In these pandemic days, that’s not a bad prospect to be mulling over on a Monday. There’s a good bit of coverage online about yesterday’s win, as well […]

Galway 0-13 Mayo 0-14: best in the west

With so much riding on the result of today’s Connacht final at Pearse Stadium, it’s not surprising that what we got to see in this behind-closed-doors provincial decider was short on quality but high on excitement. The Mayo/Galway rivalry is a close, keen one and there have been plenty of Connacht clashes between us that have been decided by razor-thin […]

Game day – this one is huge

The stakes are high in every match in a knockout competition. Today’s Connacht final, however, appears freighted with every greater importance. With Kerry’s demise last weekend, the high road to the All-Ireland final opens up for the winners of today’s provincial decider, while for the losers it’s the end of their inter-county season. Welcome to Connacht final day, the turbo-charged […]

Team to play Galway named

We’ve just named our team for Sunday. Here it is: Mayo (Connacht SFC final v Galway, 15/11/2020): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Oisín Mullin (Kilmaine), Chris Barrett (Clontarf), Lee Keegan (Westport); Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), Eoghan McLaughlin (Westport); Conor Loftus (Crossmolina Deel Rovers), Matthew Ruane (Breaffy); Kevin McLoughin (Knockmore), Mark Moran (Westport), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber); Tommy Conroy (The […]