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U20s rumbled by the Rossies

A week is a long time, it would appear, in U20 football. Just eight evenings on from our shootout win over defending All-Ireland champions Galway, our U20s were tonight comprehensively turned over by a hungry, hard-working Roscommon team. We were on top early on but failed to register that dominance on the scoreboard and when the Rossies took over they […]

U20 team named for Connacht final

We named our team earlier on today for tomorrow evening’s Connacht U20 football final against Roscommon at MacHale Park (throw-in 7.30pm). Here it is: Mayo (Connacht U20 football final v Roscommon, 21/7/2021): Ronan Connolly (Ardnaree); Seán Holmes (Knockmore), Ruairí Keane (Mayo Gaels), Donnacha McHugh (Castlebar Mitchels); Conor Flynn (Knockmore), Ryan Baynes (Burrishoole), Aidan Cosgrove (Kiltimagh); Conor Dunleavy (Balla), Jack Carney […]

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 […]

Rossies advance to U20 decider

Roscommon this evening advanced to the Connacht U20 Championship final, beating Sligo at Dr Hyde Park by 4-13 to 2-12. Unlike last night’s tie between ourselves and Galway, this evening’s match was a fairly clear-cut affair. Roscommon were on top right from the off, bagging the first four points of the contest and going on to lead by 1-8 to […]

U20 team named

We’ve named our team for this evening’s Connacht U20 football semi-final against Galway at Tuam (throw-in 7pm). Here it is: Mayo (Connacht U20 semi-final v Galway, 13/7/2021): Ronan Connolly (Ardnaree Sarsfields); Seán Holmes (Knockmore), Ruairí Keane (Mayo Gaels), Eoin Gilraine (Ballinrobe); Conor Flynn (Knockmore), Ryan Baynes (Burrishoole), Aidan Cosgrove (Kiltimagh); Conor Dunleavy (Balla), Jack Carney (Kilmeena); Ethan Henry (Mayo Gaels), […]

Connacht U20 semi-final is on tomorrow evening

The matches are coming thick and fast right now. Hot on the heels of yesterday’s Connacht SFC semi-final against Leitrim at MacHale Park, the focus switches to Tuam tomorrow evening. It’s there, at St Jarlath’s Park (to give it its infrequently used formal name), that we take on Galway in the Connacht U20 Championship semi-final. The game throws in at […]

Leitrim preview – Mayo News football podcast 2021 E12

Mayo’s Championship campaign continues on Sunday, as they take on Leitrim in the Connacht semi-final at MacHale Park, with Galway awaiting the winners in the provincial final later in the month. In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we preview the Leitrim game in the company of Mayo News sports editor Mike Finnerty who is joined by Billy […]