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All-Ireland final scene set – Mayo News football podcast 2021 E23

Following Tyrone’s shock win over Kerry in last Saturday’s second All-Ireland semi-final, the countdown to this year’s Sam Maguire decider now begins in earnest. In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we set the scene for the lead-in to what is set to be a novel All-Ireland final, with Mayo and Tyrone meeting for the first ever time […]

We never went away, you know

It is said that you can get used to almost anything. At half-time in the recent semi-final I was talking to two of my three sons (both Dubs) about the likely All-Ireland final between Dublin and Kerry. It was a pragmatic conversation where I expressed the desire that the Dubs would win that final, just so we could have another […]

It’s Tyrone

A very funny thing happened on the way to this year’s inevitable Dublin/Kerry final. Indeed, of all the strange things in this weirdest of Championship years was how, once we’d felled the Dubs, Kerry became unbackable favourites to land Sam. Priced at 1/2 to win the thing out before they’d even made the final never made any sense at all […]

Kerry/Tyrone preview, from a Mayo angle – Mayo News football podcast 2021 E22

With the extremely long lead-in to this year’s All-Ireland final, Mayo have the luxury of getting a close-up view of the delayed semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone, the winners of which will meet James Horan’s team in the Sam Maguire decider on 11th September.  In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast, we preview Saturday’s game, from a Mayo […]

Minor camogie team into final

The men’s footballers aren’t the only Mayo team looking forward to contesting an All-Ireland final this year. That’s because yesterday the county’s Minor camogie team overcame Wicklow in the All-Ireland C semi-final and now face Cavan in the decider. Yesterday’s semi-final against the Garden County was a cracking contest, one that went to extra-time. In the end, the Mayo team […]

Camogie team named for tomorrow

The county’s camogie team take centre-stage this weekend. They’re in Nancy Murray Cup action tomorrow evening, in which they play Louth at the semi-final stage. The match has been fixed for the Raharney Hurling Club in Killucan, Co. Westmeath at 5.30pm and here’s the team we’ve named for it: Mayo (Nancy Murray Cup semi-final v Louth, 21/8/2021): Aoibheann Crawley (Na […]

Dublin review, a second look – Mayo News football podcast 2021 E21

Mayo supporters are still coming down gently off the high from Saturday night, when the county qualified for its second All-Ireland final appearance in successive years and its sixth in ten years, ending Dublin’s long unbeaten run in the Championship in the process.  In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we take another look back at Saturday night, both the […]

5pm throw-in time for final

The GAA have today confirmed fixture details for the second All-Ireland semi-final and for the final. The GAA’s announcement is here. The Kerry/Tyrone match has been fixed for 3.30pm on Saturday 28th August at Croke Park. Meath’s David Coldrick is the ref for it. The final, which takes place two weeks after that on Saturday 11th September, throws in at […]

Poll: Kerry or Tyrone?

Our victory over Dublin was only last Saturday night and the All-Ireland final is the best part of four weeks into the future, with the second semi-final not taking place now until Saturday week. Despite this rather leisurely timetable from our perspective, it’s worth shifting the focus for the first time to the decider and, in particular, to consider who […]