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Mayo 5-20 Leitrim 0-11: easy does it

It’s good to be back. Today was the first Mayo match I’d been to in 16 months, the first since Covid struck, and while today’s match-day experience was very different and it was a good bit wetter than I’d have liked in the first half it still felt bloody great to be there. So first off I’d like to pay […]

Game day – strange backdrop but there’s still a match to be won today

We’re back in Connacht Championship action this afternoon. Leitrim provide the opposition at MacHale Park in today’s Connacht SFC semi-final where throw-in is set for 2pm. Fergal Kelly of Longford is the ref and the match is being broadcast live on RTÉ with match commentary also available on Midwest Radio. The Covid scare within the Mayo panel in recent days […]

Team to play Leitrim named

Earlier on today we named our starting fifteen for Sunday’s Connacht SFC semi-final against Leitrim. Here’s the team we’ve announced: Mayo (Connacht SFC semi-final v Leitrim, 11/7/2021): Rory Byrne (Castlebar Mitchels); Enda Hession (Garrymore), Padraig O’Hora (Ballina Stephenites), Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber); Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels), Oisín Mullin (Kilmaine), Eoghan McLaughlin (Westport); Matthew Ruane (Breaffy), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore); Conor Loftus (Crossmolina […]

Crowd of 5,000 to be allowed attend Connacht final?

On a rather chaotic and negative news day from a Covid-19 point of view, this morning’s report by John Fogarty in the Irish Examiner (here) that crowds of at least 5,000 might be allowed at this year’s provincial finals had the feel of a development swimming strongly against the tide. There’ll be 8,000 punters in Croke Park this Saturday for […]

Watching the action on Saturday

With only 200 supporters allowed to attend the match at Markievicz Park on Saturday, the only option for the vast majority of us will be to tune in on TV. The hurlers are also in action earlier the same afternoon and, no doubt, some of you will be interested in seeing that game too. Let’s start with the hurling match. […]

The day before

The time is now ticking down rapidly ahead of the footballers’ first competitive outing of 2021. In fact we’re now less than 24 hours out from the big throw-in. To complicate matters, there are three separate Mayo matches that are worth keeping track of tomorrow. The footballers’ NFL Division Two North clash with Down at MacHale Park at 2pm we […]

Season preview – Mayo News football podcast 2021 E1

It’s been a long, long wait for the football-mad Mayo GAA fraternity but, with Covid restrictions once more starting to ease and competitive fixtures at inter-county level confirmed for the year, we can all finally begin to look forward in earnest to another year of football action. Joining in this return to play is the Mayo News football podcast, which […]