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Chris Barrett checks out

On the same day that he was named as an All-Star nominee for the fifth time, Chris Barrett today announced his retirement as an inter-county player. He’s the fifth Mayo player to do so since the start of the year and the official announcement from Mayo GAA is here. Chris Barrett was another one of the famed Class of 2006, […]

Séamie O’Shea sails away

There was more unsettling news for Mayo supporters this morning as, for the fourth day in a row, a significant player for the county over the last decade has called time on his inter-county career. Today, it’s Seamus O’Shea who has announced that his time is up. Like the other lads who have done likewise this week, Séamie’s announcement isn’t […]

Tom takes his leave

It’s said that bad news comes in threes. If so there was some inevitability to the announcement today that Tom Parsons has become the third Mayo player in as many days to announce his retirement from the inter-county game. Tom’s decision to call time on his days as a Mayo player isn’t enormously surprising, even if his most recent appearance […]

Thoughts about Tipperary

We’re a week out now from the All-Ireland semi-final so I guess it’s time to start thinking about Tipperary, focusing on how they’ve been getting on of late, our meetings with them and all that. While the wider world may, in the context of the Premier County’s fairytale Munster title success last weekend, view our meeting with them next Sunday […]

Ger Cafferkey calls it a day

The announcement yesterday evening by Ger Cafferkey calling time on his inter-county career didn’t come as a surprise. It does, though, mark another loosening of the ties between the current playing panel and the group, Ger included, who represented the county with such distinction throughout this decade. Full-back on the Minor team that made it all the way to the […]

Dissecting Donegal

The time is now ticking down rapidly ahead of Saturday evening’s pivotal Super 8s clash between ourselves and Donegal. This All-Ireland quarter-final Group 1 Phase 3 meeting between the counties throws in at 6pm that evening in MacHale Park. Meath’s David Gough is the ref for it. Thinking about how to frame this background piece on Donegal, the logical point […]

Goodbye to 2018

Seeing as it’s already New Year in Australia, I guess it’s time to pen a quick post waving goodbye to 2018. Time’s ticking on so a quick one it’ll be. I’d say I’m not alone in being happy to see the back of 2018 from a footballing point of view. After seven years of plenty, this year saw us crash […]

Mayo News football podcast 2018 – Christmas special

Chestnuts roasting by an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, Yuletide carols being sung by a choir … and the Mayo News football podcast playing on your iPhone. Co-hosts Rob Murphy and I get this end of year review episode of the podcast moving, by looking back on the year that’s ending and turning our thoughts towards 2019. […]