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Andy takes charge in Leitrim

It was confirmed earlier on today that Andy Moran has been appointed as the new manager of Leitrim. The two-time All-Star and 2017 Footballer of the Year succeeds Terry Hyland in the role. The official announcement of Andy’s appointment is here. Joining Andy’s backroom team in the Ridge County is his Ballaghaderreen co-manager Mike Solan who takes on the role […]

Leitrim review – Mayo News football podcast 2021 E13

Mayo galloped to an easy win over Leitrim last Sunday to book their place in this year’s Connacht football final. The Nestor Cup decider will, like last year, be a knockout clash against old rivals Galway, with the game down for decision on Sunday week. In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we review Mayo’s win over Leitrim […]

Ryan O’Donoghue our MOTM from yesterday’s game

In the absence of the all-time top scorer in the Championship from our ranks this summer, it has fallen to the younger players to fill the void. Cillian is, of course, irreplaceable and so playing without him means we have to do things differently, with our two Championship games to date – admittedly against very modest opposition – seeing a […]

Monday match reports

We had a big win over Leitrim yesterday and there’s plenty of media coverage online about the game. Let’s dive right in. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Leitrim Observer, Shannonside. Nationals: Irish Independent, Irish Times, Irish Examiner (match report, James Horan quotes), Irish Sun, Irish Mirror, OTB Sports (Terry Hyland quotes). Others: GAA, RTÉ (match report, James Horan quotes), Sky Sports, The […]

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 […]

Leitrim preview – Mayo News football podcast 2021 E12

Mayo’s Championship campaign continues on Sunday, as they take on Leitrim in the Connacht semi-final at MacHale Park, with Galway awaiting the winners in the provincial final later in the month. In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we preview the Leitrim game in the company of Mayo News sports editor Mike Finnerty who is joined by Billy […]