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Fixture schedule is published

The GAA today published its updated Master Fixtures calendar for 2021, confirming that the year’s inter-county football action will get underway in the middle of May. The National Football League starts on the weekend of 15th/16th May, five weeks from Sunday, and, as signalled previously, it’ll be run this year on a regionalised basis, comprising groups of just four teams. […]

Horan sounds happy ahead of the return to the fray

James Horan has been quiet enough on the media front since last December’s All-Ireland final but he’s returned to the circuit in recent days. I gather there’ll be a bit of coverage with him in the local print media over the coming week and, ahead of this, the Mayo manager did an interview with Caoimhín Rowland for CRCfm’s Saturday Sport […]

A year on

It’s certainly not an anniversary to celebrate but if nothing else it’s worth noting that it’s a full year to the day since our lives were upended due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. It was on this day exactly twelve months ago that then Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced from Washington DC the first suite of public health restrictions, including a […]

MacHale Park set to be closed for several months

It’s now over a year since supporters were there to witness Mayo play at MacHale Park – those of an unkind disposition might say it’s been longer than this, so poor has our record at the county ground been in recent years – and, by the looks of it, it could be well into next year before this happens again. […]

Podcast survey – we want your feedback

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 […]