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With the football still on hold, the Mayo News football podcast has remained in dry dock so far this year. That doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about the podcast, though, as there’s plenty going on behind the scenes ahead of its return for 2021. The enforced break from live action gives us a chance to stand back and think about where […]

Another Covid blow

The latest GAA-related Covid news – broken this evening by RTÉ’s Damian Lawlor (report here) – comes as a huge blow to everyone who may have been expecting a resumption of inter-county action within any kind of reasonable timeframe this year. In short, the GAA were informed by the Government earlier this week that their inter-county action, as well as […]

Delayed return to action on the cards

The fall-out from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic continues to be felt right across society in Ireland and around the world. Needless to say, the GAA is affected in the same way as other sectors and, with Level 5 Covid restrictions now confirmed to remain in place until at least the early days of March, the start of the 2021 inter-county […]

David Clarke retires from the fray

David Clarke today became the second Mayo player in as many days to announce his retirement from the inter-county scene. In doing so, the 37 year-old Ballina Stephenites clubman brings down the curtain on an incredible twenty-year stint as an inter-county player. The news was confirmed by Mayo GAA earlier on today (here). The announcement included a statement from the […]

Senior final review – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E26

It’s been the best Mayo Senior football Championship in ages and yesterday’s final between Knockmore and Breaffy finished off the season in fine style. Ray Dempsey’s hard-working, energetic Knockmore side are the SFC champions for 2020, their youthful zest and hunger to succeed proving too much for a Breaffy team who, once again, tasted defeat at the final hurdle. In […]

Club finals: Intermediate and Junior finals review – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E25

Over the weekend, the Mayo club football season reached its crescendo, with compelling finals played out in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Championships. The Mayo News football podcast was there, as it’s been all summer, to catch the action, get the post-match reaction and analyse how the games were won and lost. In this first episode of two club final […]

Knockmore are the champions

At the start of the summer you’d have got decent odds on Knockmore lifting the Moclair Cup this year. Indeed, as late as the quarter-final stage they were only one of six clubs with serious ambitions to lift the title. Tonight, however, they stand alone – they’re county champions for the first time since 1997, with this afternoon’s two-point victory […]

Balla claim first Intermediate crown

With the sun having set, it was the hum of the generator powering the floodlights that provided the backdrop to tonight’s Intermediate Championship final at MacHale Park. A tense title decider it was too but it produced a clear winner, with Balla upsetting the odds to emerge four-point victors over neighbours Kiltimagh and claim a historic first ever Intermediate Championship […]