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“The tears of your children will be the laughter of mine” – the Mayo v Galway rivalry explained

You could wax lyrical about what the rivalry between Mayo and Galway is and I have done this in the past for this blog. But nothing sums it up better than what I was told in a pub in Liverpool at the start of this year, when the next game on the horizon was a crucial League relegation battle for […]

Galway preview – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E35

For the first time in five years, Mayo are back in a Connacht final this coming Sunday, albeit one that’s set to be contested behind closed doors in the middle of November. But it’s still a provincial decider, a knockout one at that, with silverware and a place in the All-Ireland semi-final for the winners. In this episode of the […]

The weekend’s matches

It’s already time to start thinking about the Championship matches involving the county that are on this coming weekend. There are three of them, all of the knockout variety, and there’s also some silverware up for grabs. All three games are available to watch this weekend and Midwest Radio will be providing commentary on them too. Let’s look at the […]

Sligo’s withdrawal undermines integrity of Covid era Championship

I guess it was only a matter of time. While the daily Covid-19 infection rates are once more on the decline, there have been a number of outbreaks within GAA county panels in recent weeks and at some point this trend risked making it impossible for a county to field a team in a Championship game. That happened last night […]

Galway NFL review – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E29

After a seven-month break the Mayo footballers were back in National League action today and they certainly hit the ground running against Galway in Tuam. James Horan placed his faith in a youthful first fifteen for this game and this selection was fully justified as Mayo stormed to a fifteen-point win over the neighbours. In this episode of the Mayo […]

Galway 0-17 Mayo 3-23: rousing restart win over the neighbours

I’ll freely admit I had no idea what to expect today. Seven months since we last played a competitive game, sending out an experimental team to face a Galway side full of unfamiliar names. It was a hard one to call – I wonder did anyone guess our fifteen-point winning margin correctly? We never really got going at all in […]