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The calm before

Sweet Jesus and His Holy Mother, it’s the night before the big game. The last few days really have flown and the game’s approach has been a quiet, unheralded one. Befitting, maybe, this still surreal pandemic era we’re now calling normal life. Or maybe, from our perspective, it’s that we’re inured to what most pundits expect will be our fate […]

Dublin preview – Mayo News football podcast 2021 E19

On Saturday evening, for the tenth time since 2012, Mayo take on Dublin in an all-or-nothing Championship showdown at Croke Park. That 2012 All-Ireland semi-final meeting between the two counties was the most recent time the Green and Red came out on top in this head-to-head fixture but, with an infusion of youth in their ranks, hopes are rising once […]

It hasn’t gone away, you know

Today’s announcement by the GAA that next Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone has been postponed by a week, with the result that the final has had to be pushed back by six days as well, comes as a rude reminder that Covid-19 and its baleful effects are still very much with us. We know ourselves what kind of […]

Semi-final scene set – Mayo News football podcast 2021 E17

There’s less than a week to go now to the All-Ireland football semi-final between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park. While Dublin are aiming to reach their seventh All-Ireland decider on the trot, where they hope to claim the Sam Maguire for the seventh successive year, Mayo are once again looking to put a halt to their gallop. In this […]

24k for semis + other stuff

RTÉ have got confirmation from Government sources this afternoon that agreement has been reached in relation to maximum attendances for this year’s All-Ireland semi-finals and finals. 24,000 supporters will be allowed to attend each of the four semi-final matches while 40,000 will be maximum for both deciders. Given that our semi-final is very likely going to be against Dublin, it […]

Mayo 2-14 Galway 2-8: Croke Park Connacht champions

We’ve had so many incredible days out following this Mayo team. Most of us have memories to last a lifetime from the totemic clashes we’ve been involved in over the past decade. The team have us given so much down the years and today – now infused with a significant dash of youth –  they’ve done it again, giving us […]

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 […]