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Poll: who was our Player of the Year for 2020?

With New Year rapidly approaching and the Covid-era Championship season only recently ended, it’s time to consider the Mayo GAA Blog Player of the Year for 2020. Past winners of this award – chosen by you, the voters – are Cillian O’Connor, Diarmuid O’Connor, Lee Keegan, Andy Moran and Colm Boyle. As was the case in previous years, this year’s […]

Happy Christmas

There’s usually a more leisurely lead-in to Christmas here on the blog but in this strangest of years it’s coming hot-foot just after the All-Ireland final. But that’s the kind of year it’s been. It is Christmas, though, so it’s time to pull the shutters down here for a little while. Well, until I collate the MOTM poll numbers to […]

Oisín Mullin our MOTM from yesterday’s game

As we approach the shortest day of the year, the results are in on our final Man of the Match poll of 2020. Playing in your first All-Ireland final must, I’m sure, be a daunting experience for any player, especially for someone who was still eligible to line out at U20 this year. If Oisín Mullin had any such worries […]

All-Ireland final review – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E50

Less than a week before Christmas in an eerily empty Croke Park, Mayo battled hard in this Covid-era All-Ireland final but ultimately they came up five points short against perennial champions Dublin. In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we bring you the story of this year’s decider and how it was won … and lost. Rob Murphy […]

Dublin 2-14 Mayo 0-15: final step proves too far once again

Up until this evening, no team had laid a glove on Dublin in this year’s Championship. We gave the all-conquering Metropolitans a decent rattle in this final but ultimately it wasn’t enough as we lost out by five points. Unlike those heart-wrenching one-point losses we’d suffered to them the last three times we played them in the decider, Dublin had […]

Game day – it’s all we want for Christmas

This is it – for the fifth time in this incredible decade for us, we’re back in the All-Ireland final, which, in this unprecedented year, takes place this evening, less than a week out from Christmas Day. I’ve been thinking over the last few days about the dream-like quality of this hugely weird Championship campaign. One minute, the lads are […]